Dalton, Dennis P
I work two dimensionally in drawing and printmaking. My work is narrative and involves the figure. Usually, the main figures are in a gestural pose that are either symbolic or geometrically related to the composition. I find most of my compositional inspiration to come from drawing imaginary light sources and its impact on mood and composition. German Expressionism and film noir has influenced my interest in this aspect of creating a visual reality. Dramatic perspective is also dominant in my compositions. I work in lithography, etching and relief.
Dennis Dalton was born in Toledo Ohio and attended the University of Toledo while completing his art training at the Toledo Museum of Art School of Design receiving a BFA in Fine Art. He was accepted into the graduate school at CU Boulder and was there for two years. After receiving a full scholarship to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Dennis completed his graduate studies there with an MFA in 1984. Dennis has taught drawing and printmaking at Northeastern University, Texas A&M and Colorado State University-Pueblo. He received a Colorado Council on the Arts Drawing Fellowship , three AIPP Art in Public Places Commissions in Colorado and has exhibited regionally and internationally in 135 exhibitions since 2000. His work is in 14 public collections including Graphic Chemical and Ink in Chicago, Taylor Museum in Colorado Springs, Yuma Art Center, Curtis Art Center in Greenwood Village, Denver Art Museum and Ningxia University, Yinchuan China. Dennis currently lives in Pueblo but maintains a printmaking studio on his property close to LaVeta.
Dennis is one of the four founding members of the Artnauts which started in 1995.