Dennis Clarke is a well known watercolor artist and is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the
West Virginia Watercolor Society. In addition, he is an Associate Member of local and national art societies. Clarke’s colorful
and evocative watercolors have consistently garnered awards. During his art career he has been juried into exhibits from
Pennsylvania to Florida.
This art is tough stuff. The more one knows the harder it gets.
Practically on a daily basis, Denny can be found studying and painting in his studio in Martinsburg, West Virginia. His aim is
to continue to improve his understanding of what it takes to make “art.” Although his abilities are diverse, some have called
his style “Representational Impressionism.” It is important for him to translate information into a painting, rather than report
that information as in a photograph. Seeking an emotional response, Denny conveys a sense of place to the viewers.
With hue, form and line, he creates a special mood in his atmospheric watercolors Clarke notes, “Blending the tube colors on
the paper, my object is to convey to you, the viewer, a mood, to evoke a sense of being there or having been there.”
The artist continues by relating, “If, when you look at one of my paintings, you are moved to some emotional response and
if, when you view it time after time, you can discover another piece of information…then I have accomplished what I set out to do.”
In early 1990 Denny embarked on his career as a watercolor artist after a long stint as a Realtor. He has painted in oils and acrylics
but keeps coming back to his first love –watercolor. Now over 475 of his paintings are in 382 individual and corporate collections in
the US, Canada, and Europe.