Dennis was born in Toronto Canada and came to the US in 1960. He attended the University of Michigan where he received his Architectural degree and then the University of Pennsylvania for Master degrees in Architecture and City Planning. Dennis continues to learn from artists he admires and has taken workshops from John Osborne, Lori Putnam, Scott Christensen, Carolyn Anderson, Joe McGurl and Daniel Greene. He is a member of CBAA, TASGOB, and NBAL, three Art Associations in Brevard County, Florida, and the Artists Association of Nantucket. Dennis has won many Best of Show, First Place Oil, and People’s Choice Awards.
2011 - Robert C. McDougall Award, for Promising New Artist
2015 - Pat Gardner ‘En Plein Air’ Award