Dennis Parker is an artist and lecturer in art with a BA and MA in fine art, printmaking and photography. He has had artwork commissioned and published by WH Smith, Boots, The Booksellers Association etc. He also exhibits widely.
After art college Dennis worked in theatre set design, as a photographic assistant for fashion/beauty/portrait photographers, and in art and design studios. Then he qualified as a teacher and has over twenty years' experience in teaching art in colleges and universities. This includes teaching art at degree and A-level, seminars and demonstrations at Business Design Centre, London and National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
Dennis specialises in life drawing, photographic work including photographic shoots with models and ballerinas, landscapes, seascapes, animals, birds and flowers, in figurative, impressionistic and abstract styles, plus all aspects of calligraphy and illumination.
Prior to going to art college, whilst still at school, Dennis worked in his evenings and weekends in the studio of his father who was an artist / musician / composer. Here he helped him with portrait and landscape painting, printmaking, pottery, photography, music - an enriching, inspiring and invaluable introduction to the creative arts.