Denise Dumont

American plein air Painter
Painter's Paintings show
June 9 - June 30, 2013

Autumn Dunes


24 x 32


What is a Painter's Painting ?

The expression “a painter’s painting” is a compliment about one’s work indeed, often used by fellow painters and not confined to any particular genre of painting. I have enthusiastically said it about other painters’ works and have gratefully received it for some of my own. When a painting elicits this response, I feel it truly resonates and has little to do with a literal interpretation by the artist. Rather, I think we react to the painter’s authenticity; to their personal connection to the subject and to those subtleties in design and brushstroke that define their vision. For my efforts, paintings begin with an affinity for the subject and an inherent abstract design of shapes and colors. They most often reveal themselves to me in the landscape if I slow down and really look, like those word puzzles with the strings of hidden words in them.

Denise Dumont

"View from the Great Dune"




"Stormy Beach"


6 x 8


"Summer View, Cape Henlopen"


24 x 40


"Cromwell Valley Stream"
Oil 10 x 8

"Early Spring, Indian River Bay"
Oil 20 x 30

"Chincoteague Marsh"
Oil 8 x 6

Denise Dumont

Denise Dumont is a representational painter who enjoys capturing the character and beauty of the everyday world around her. She is drawn to the coastal landscapes and cityscapes of the Atlantic region and travels often, with sketchbook and portable easel in hand.

Denise Dumont Biography

Denise received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts as well and frequented the studios of the Art Students League. Her work has been largely influenced by Edward Hopper, Edouard Vuillard and Fairfield Porter.

“My favorite scenes are usually found in the light of early morning or late afternoon when the shadows are deep and dramatic.” Denise often paints outdoors in the plein air tradition and works on larger canvases in the studio.

Born in New York, Denise spent her childhood on Long Island and adult years in New York City. Her desire for a more rural setting led her to the Delaware coast in 2004. In September of 2008, she relocated her studio to the historic Clipper Mill foundry in Baltimore where she continues to divide her time between the beach and the DC Metro area. 

Denise's work was recently purchased by the Academy Art Museum for display in their permanent collection of landscape paintings of Maryland's eastern shore. She exhibits regularly and is represented by fine art galleries in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Denise Dumont Professional Biography

Awards and Recognition

·       South Street Gallery Award, Best New Artist to Plein-Air Easton - 2008

·       First Place, Paint Rehoboth – 2008

·       Second Place, Paint Annapolis – 2008

·       Appreciation of Excellence, Paint Herndon - 2008

·       Best in Show, Regional Exhibit, Rehoboth Art League - 2007

·       Vasari Award of Merit, MAPAPA Paint Annapolis - 2007

·       Third Place, Paint Rehoboth – 2007

Selected Shows

Plein-Air Easton, Academy Art Museum, MD - 2008
Annual Autumn Celebration, McBride Gallery, MD - 2008
Second Annual Regional Exhibition, Rehoboth Art League, DE – 2007
Paint Annapolis, MAPAPA-Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts – 2007, 2008
Paint Rehoboth, Rehoboth Art League, DE - 2006, 2007, 2008
Paint Snow Hill, Bishop's Stock Gallery, MD - 2005, 2007, 2008
Paint Herndon, ArtSpace, VA - 2008
'Plein Air Eight', Peter McPhee Fine Arts, NJ - 2006
Fine Art and Fine Craft Exhibit, Rehoboth Art League, DE - 2005, 2008
'Artist's Journey's', Bishop's Stock Gallery, MD - 2005
Group Exhibit, Collaborative Concepts Gallery, Beacon, NY - 2004

 Memberships and Associations

Oil Painters of America
Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association
Rehoboth Art League

Detailed Map and Directions to McBride Gallery

215 Main Street Annapolis MD 21401 • 410-267-7077

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30, Sunday 12:00 - 5:30, Thursday til 9:00pm