Denis was brought up on a farm in the Orange district. Seeing all the landscapes around him, he envied those people who could paint and express their interpretations on canvas. Denis thought that it was a natural ability that people had, and it was not until he did a show card & ticket writing TAFE course did he realised that it was a talent acquired by practice and study.

The more Denis travelled around the country, the more beauty he could see, from the rugged Blue Mountains to the vastness and beauty of the outback and to the cool ocean scenery. When Denis moved away from the South Coast back to Orange he found inspiration in the vivid autumn colour. Even the things that he used to look at with horror like the devastation of droughts, floods and fire gave him a new image of their own beauty.

Education
2002 Fine Arts Certificate II - Nowra TAFE
TAFE Arts Course in Card and Ticket writing

Solo Exhibitions
2011 In the shadows of Canobolas - Jayes Gallery, Molong NSW
2009 Contemporary Realist Landscapes - Jayes Gallery, Molong NSW

Group Exhibitions
2008 Finalist in Calleen Art Award - Cowra Regional Gallery
2008 Visions of Canowindra - Riverbank Gallery
2008 Members Exhibition - Canowindra Art Network
2008 Seniors Exhibition - Canowindra Old Vic Inn
2008 Talls Exhibition - Riverbank Gallery
2008 Smalls Exhibition - Riverbank Gallery
2007 Gerroa/Berry Rotary Club Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
2006 Gerroa/Berry Rotary Club Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
2006 Mobile Mission Maintenance Exhibition - Wyee
2005 Breakaway Art Group Christmas Exhibition 9” x 5”
2005 Gerroa/Berry Rotary Club Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
2005 Breakaway Art Group Top Shelf Exhibition
2005 Breakaway Art Group Exhibition
2004 Shoalhaven Art Society - Annual Art Competition
2004 Gerroa - Berry Rotary Club Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
2003 Graduating Student's Exhibition - Fine Arts Certificate II - Nowra TAFE
2003 Shoalhaven Art Society - Annual Art Competition
2003 Gerroa - Berry Rotary Club Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
2002 Student's Exhibition - Fine Arts Certificate II - Nowra TAFE
2002 Shoalhaven Art Society - Annual Art Competition
2002 Nowra Show Society - Landscape Section - 2nd Prize & Highly Commended