Dennis Magnusson, a painter from the greater Vancouver area, is best known for his realistic, larger-than-life depictions of flowers. Her acrylic paintings are vibrant with color and spill over the canvas, amplifying the beauty and drama of her subjects.
Dennis Magnusson - Sunflowers
His date and place of birth
Dennis Magnusson was born in 1945 in a small town in northeastern Alberta. Raised on a farm with four siblings, he enjoyed a happy childhood.
His education, his career
After high school, Dennis moved to Edmonton and his artistic ambitions were put on hold for several years. He studies electronics, becomes an officer in the Canadian army and gets married. Then, a successful career in the world of telecommunications led him to live in Vancouver, Kingston, Montreal and Ottawa, while traveling extensively in Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2000, Dennis took early retirement to devote himself entirely to his art.
Now residing in the Greater Vancouver area, Dennis is heavily inspired by the beauty of West Coast parks, old neighborhoods and flower gardens. He devotes all of his time to his art, painting daily and taking reference photographs during his walks, excursions and travels.
Exhibited in galleries in Western Canada, Quebec and Hawaii, her vibrantly colored acrylic works can be found in private collections in Canada, the United States and internationally.
His work, his art
Dennis Magnusson became known for his lifelike, larger-than-life depictions of flowers. Her acrylic paintings are vibrant with color and spill over the canvas, boldly amplifying the beauty and drama of her subjects.
From the delicate shape of a lady's slipper to the velvety petals of a rose or the striking shape of a sunflower, his works impress. Flamboyant colors and meticulous compositions give his canvases a distinctly modern touch.
Parts of Magnusson's works have up to eight thin coats of paint and varnish, giving them a real sense of depth. A little foliage can sometimes be discerned in its backgrounds, which are usually black or very dark. All the attention of the observer is centered on the flower. Slight curves and pronounced contours add life and movement to the subject.
Dennis Magnusson has been represented by the Au P'tit Bonheur Art Gallery since December 2011, exclusively for Eastern Canada.