Author Archives: Denis

About Denis

A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art; I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember. I have always been inspired by the art of Romantic painters such as Eugene Delacroix, John Constable and W.M. Turner. I consider myself a modern Romantic seeking to capture the emotion or feeling of a subject above all else. Charles Baudelaire described Romanticism as "...situated neither in choice of subject nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling".

Keeping Howard Pyle’s Memory Alive

    There are some who may have not heard the name Howard Pyle even though he was one of the most influential artists in America. His paintings were the inspiration for the costumes in Pirates of the Caribbean and … Continue reading

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I am happy to announce that “il Foro”, my painting of the Forum in Rome, has been selected for the OPOMAC Show opening May 12th. The Old Post Office Museum and Art Center is located in Graham, Texas. Here is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! A lot of news for the website. I will now be offering selected small works for sale directly on the website. I have included a link at the bottom of the page. Please be sure to check … Continue reading

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Last Painting of 2016

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It is not snowing yet where I am in North Carolina but I am looking forward to it. Here are some quickie snow paintings I completed in the studio as I look forward to snow days to come. 

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Newsletter 1.0

      Denis Byrd Studios  News from the Artist’s Studio  Falling Light. 9×12 Oil on Canvas The Studio Store is now open! You may now purchase select works directly from the website. Keep coming back as new work will be added … Continue reading

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Tour of Italy

I will be leading a tour of Italy in June of 2017.  Below is more information about where we are going and how to sign up. Ciao! Italy Tour Information Tour ID: DBYRD2017 To register Italy 2017 Departs: June 20th, … Continue reading

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Plein Air Workshop

Here is a link to an article on the upcoming workshop.  

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The Renaissance YouTube Channel

The podcast now has a YouTube channel. Here is a brief look at some of the work we discuss during the podcast. I am working on adding each episode with appropriate slides for those who would like to follow along … Continue reading

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Artsy – Online Resource

Here is a very interesting new art resource I have discovered. I say new because it is new to me but I have been fascinated with the site and exploring the various artists. Here is a link to their page … Continue reading

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