Old Friends, P.E.I., 24" x 24" x 1.5", oil on panel
Paintings by Denis Wogan
I had my first ever solo show here at CHA in the spring of 2000. I exhibited 10 watercolors.
Now I’ve returned to CHA for a retrospective of my creative output of the past 17 years. Since 2000 my work has been accepted into more than 40 juried shows in 12 different states.
I started studying painting in oils in 2002 first at The Museum School, then the DeCordova Museum School and at the Massachusetts College of Art. In 2002 I also started teaching watercolor workshops at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
The landscapes and seascapes of Atlantic Canada and the New England Coast continue to be a source of inspiration for my representational works. After moving into a studio space at the Arlington Center for the Arts in 2013 I started to experiment more with my materials and my imagery moved toward abstraction. The works of some early and mid 20th Century artists who were working with the grid inspired me; these artists include Paul Klee and Ellsworth Kelly.