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"One of the first things that strikes the viewer when looking at a Dennis Foy painting is his reductive and minimalist eye", says his dealer. "He sees his horizon line as symbolic of the division between spirit and earth, the known and the unknown." Mr. Foy captures the essence of the sky and the water avoiding the distractions of unimportant and transient details. The Paintings are luminous and brightly colored. The artist states that "his work is about transition", "the horizontal", "The separation"

Some of his earlier work, created in the 1990's are somber paintings of Sedona, Arizona. The Sedona painting are beautiful, meticulous and densely packed, showing every ledge and crevice of mountain terrain. They are painted using golden ocher's, umbers and sepia browns and capture the light at the end of the day. Painted with stroke-by-stroke attentiveness, they bring to mind the work of C├ęzanne. His current coastal painting reflects a view of modern impressionism, reducing the physical to a meditated spiritual state.

While Foy is largely considered to be a representative landscape painter, abstraction figures prominently in his work. Foy's primary medium is oil on wooden panel, he also paints on canvas and frequently creates studies for larger painting (sometimes oil on paper) that are fully executed works in their own right; considering their finish and degree of detail, it comes as no surprise that the artist typically only creates a half dozen or so large paintings a year.

Biography submitted by Point Pleasant Galleries December 2004

A gallery of Dennis Foy's work may be viewed by clicking here.