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Click below to view short videos of Andrew Denman's unique artistic process. Thank you for watching, and be sure to leave your comments on YouTube. If you'd like to be among the first to see newly available videos from Andrew Denman, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

A Conversation with the Artist, Episode #4: More About the Pattern Series

Artist Andrew Denman continues his explanation about the inspiration and thought process behind his "Pattern" series of paintings. This is the Final Episode of a four part series produced in conjunction with Denman's two-man exhibition with sculptor Simon Gudgeon, "Pattern & Poise," opening in November of 2018 at Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset, England. For more information, please visit Sculpture by the Lakes online.

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A Conversation with the Artist, Episode #3: About the Pattern Series

Artist Andrew Denman speaks candidly about the inspiration and thought process behind his "Pattern" series of paintings. This is Part Three of a four part series produced in conjunction with Denman's two-man exhibition with sculptor Simon Gudgeon, "Pattern & Poise," opening in November of 2018 at Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset, England. For more information, please visit Sculpture by the Lakes online.

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A Conversation with the Artist, Episode #2: About String Theory

Artist Andrew Denman speaks candidly about the inspiration and thought process behind his "String Theory" series of paintings. This is Part Two of a four part series produced in conjunction with Denman's two-man exhibition with sculptor Simon Gudgeon, "Pattern & Poise," opening in November of 2018 at Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset, England. For more information, please visit Sculpture by the Lakes online.

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A Conversation with the Artist, Episode #1: About Modern Camouflage

Artist Andrew Denman speaks candidly about the inspiration and thought process behind his "Modern Camouflage" series of paintings. This is Part One of a four part series produced in conjunction with Denman's two-man exhibition with sculptor Simon Gudgeon, "Pattern & Poise," opening in November of 2018 at Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset, England. For more information, please visit Sculpture by the Lakes online.

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The Fox Project

Join artist Andrew Denman for an in-depth look at the creation of one of his "Pattern Series" of paintings from inception to completion. The painting, "The Sneak" is included in his November 2018 two-person show with sculptor Simon Gudgeon at Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorset, England. Watch as the example of this painting reveals every stage of the artist's process in beautiful detail. This video is dedicated in memory of Airik Rain, artist, friend, and creative collaborator, who has scored the music for nearly all of Denman's YouTube videos.

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The Fox Project: Subtitled Version

This is the subtitled version of the original video. Join artist Andrew Denman for an in-depth look at the creation of one of his "Pattern Series" of paintings from inception to completion. The painting, "The Sneak" is included in his November 2018 two-person show with sculptor Simon Gudgeon at Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorset, England. Watch as the example of this painting reveals every stage of the artist's process in beautiful detail. This video is dedicated in memory of Airik Rain, artist, friend, and creative collaborator, who has scored the music for nearly all of Denman's YouTube videos.

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Denman Lecture at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

It was my great privilege to give this talk at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, WY in September of 2018 in conjunction with "Western Visions," the museum's oldest and biggest exhibition and fundraiser. I speak about my own work in the context of a burgeoning contemporary art movement within the typically conservative world of wildlife painting. The talk focuses on the art historical, social, and cultural influences behind my stylistic evolution as an artist.

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Sculpture by the Lakes 2018 Exhibition Teaser #2

In November of 2018, artist Andrew Denman will be having his first solo show at Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorset, England. Denman's contemporary take on wildlife art, high standard of excellence, and unique vision make him a great fit for the South of England's most forward-thinking and emersive art experience. Sculpture by the Lakes is a 26 acre sculpture park and garden oasis created by renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife, landscape designer Monique Gudgeon.

This unique venue, not far from England's famous Jurassic Coast, is home to a world-class art gallery, a farm to fork cafe, opportunities for art and craft classes and a variety of activities including yoga, bird-watching, picnicing, or simply a peaceful, contemplative walk. Visitors will enjoy three lakes, expansive gardens, and the monumental sculpture of Simon Gudgeon throughout. For more information, please visit Sculpture by the Lakes online.

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Sculpture by the Lakes 2018 Exhibition Teaser

In November of 2018, artist Andrew Denman will be having his first solo show at Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorset, England. Denman's contemporary take on wildlife art, high standard of excellence, and unique vision make him a great fit for the South of England's most forward-thinking and emersive art experience. Sculpture by the Lakes is a 26 acre sculpture park and garden oasis created by renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife, landscape designer Monique Gudgeon.

This unique venue, not far from England's famous Jurassic Coast, is home to a world-class art gallery, a farm to fork cafe, opportunities for art and craft classes and a variety of activities including yoga, bird-watching, picnicing, or simply a peaceful, contemplative walk. Visitors will enjoy three lakes, expansive gardens, and the monumental sculpture of Simon Gudgeon throughout. For more information, please visit Sculpture by the Lakes online.

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The Pelican Project: Documentary Video

This video provides a detailed, in-depth look at every step in artist Andrew Denman's unique painting process. The documentary specifically follows "The Pelican Project" one of the larger of Denman's pieces in the Colors of Cabo Pulmo Show, which hung at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Musuem in January-April of 2018.

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A Different Animal: Exhibition Teaser Trailer

This video is a preview of artist Andrew Denman's first major Solo Exhibition at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY, opening July 21st, 2017. "A Different Animal" will showcase some twenty new paintings exploring animals in a symbolic and conceptual context, presenting the wildlife we think we know with a mix of reverence and whimsy that is contemporary, bold, and uniquely Denman.

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Andrew Denman: Painting Wildlife in Acrylic:

Join artist Andrew Denman for a brief but in depth overview of his unique art-making process. Denman discusses working with reference, creating a study, his very unusual impasto under-painting technique, transferring, blocking in, building up detail, glazing, and highlighting. Denman primarily paints wildlife in acrylic paints in a recognizable style combining hyper-realism with stylization and abstraction, but any acrylic painter (or artist in general, regardless of style, subject, or medium) will benefit from observing his thoughtful and carefully explained process.

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Coming Soon...The Modern Wild:

Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild is the first-ever national touring museum exhibition of the artwork of Andrew Denman. After four years in the making, this mid-career retrospective will premiere at The Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek, CA, September 19- October 18, 2015. Andrew is pleased to partner with the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, which played an important role in inspiring his love of nature as a child. Join us for a special presentation, “A Conversation with Andrew Denman,” on September 26th from 4-5 pm followed by the Gala Reception from 5-7 pm, generously sponsored by Diablo Fine Art Gallery in Walnut Creek.

"The Modern Wild" is produced by Dr. David J. Wagner, curator, tour director, and author of American Wildlife Art. Visit www.andrewdenman.com/Modern_Wild for details and subsequent tour venues.

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A Conversation with Andrew Denman & Guy Combes:

Diablo Fine Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, hosted this event, "A Conversation with Andrew Denman & Guy Combes" on July 31st, 2015. This conversation was the first of a series of outreach events designed by gallery proprietor Brian Fowler to more directly engage the art buying public with professional working artists he represents, and to give artists an outlet for discussing what they do. Kathleen Lawrence-Davis of Western Art & Architecture moderates this informal dialogue with two world-renowned wildlife artists, Andrew Denman and Guy Combes. Learn more about moderator Kathleen Lawrence-Davis by visiting her on LinkedIn.

Apologies for the quality of the audio. Our professional videographer did not show up at the last minute, so this video was captured by the gallery owner with a Handycam and without the aid of directional microphones. Unfortunately the Q&A session was cut off, but the dialogue between Kathleen, Guy, and Andrew is there in its entirety.

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Acrylic Painting with Andrew Denman: CHAPTER 6:

This is the sixth in a series of episodes chronicling the creation of an original artwork by Andrew Denman from concept to completion. In this episode, the artist explores how to paint fine detail and cast shadows in acrylic. Essential topics include building up texture and contrast, softening edges, and controlling paint viscosity. Working under magnification, painting text, and glazing are also covered. Andrew Denman narrates. Original score by Airik Rain. Check back soon for further updates or subscribe to this channel.

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Acrylic Painting with Andrew Denman: CHAPTER 5:

This is the fifth in a series of episodes chronicling the creation of an original artwork by Andrew Denman from concept to completion. In this episode, the artist explores how to paint fur in acrylic. Essential topics include building up texture and contrast, softening edges, and controlling paint viscosity. Denman also describes his own unique mixed media approach combining paint and pencil. This fifth chapter, as well as the first, are available as free previews. The DVD, Acrylic Painting with Andrew Denman, which includes 8 parts plus extras, will be available for sale in late 2014. Andrew Denman narrates. Original score by Airik Rain. Check back soon for further updates or subscribe to this channel.

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Acrylic Painting with Andrew Denman: CHAPTER 4:

This is the third in a series of episodes chronicling the creation of an original artwork by Andrew Denman from concept to completion. In this episode, the artist finishes his unique impasto under-painting process and reveals the integral role that sanding plays in his work. Andrew Denman narrates. Original score by Airik Rain. Check back soon for further updates or subscribe to this channel...

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Acrylic Painting with Andrew Denman: CHAPTER 3:

This is the third in a series of episodes chronicling the creation of an original artwork by Andrew Denman from concept to completion. In this episode, the artist explores how to paint clouds in acrylic. Essential topics include wet-on-wet blending and transparent glazes. Andrew Denman narrates. Original score by Airik Rain. Check back soon for further updates or subscribe to this channel.

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A Bat in the Bathroom: Convincing Artwork Illusion by Andrew Denman

Friend, collector, and fellow artist Michelle Friend hams it up for the camera, enacting how a house guest might react to the trompe le'oeil bat I painted in her bathroom. Yep, that's a two dimension painting on the wall, not a real bat, but in the context of the room, it looks pretty convincing. I've long been fascinated with the trompe le'oeil (French for "Fools the Eye") style, and this project was a wonderful opportunity to explore this approach in a real world context that heightens the desired effect of all trompe le'oeil painting: to surprise and delight the viewer.

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Acrylic Painting with Andrew Denman: CHAPTER 2:

This is the second in a series of episodes chronicling an original Andrew Denman artwork from concept to completion. This second chapter focuses on transferring the study to the painting surface and the first several steps in the artist's unique Impasto Under-Painting process. Andrew Denman narrates. Original score by Airik Rain. Check by soon for further installments...

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Acrylic Painting with Andrew Denman: CHAPTER 1:

This is the first in a series of episodes chronicling an original Andrew Denman artwork from concept to completion. This first chapter focuses on the process of creating a pre-study that will serve as a road map for the rest of the painting process. Andrew Denman narrates. Original score by Airik Rain. Check back soon for more Andrew Denman Art Instructional Webisodes in this series.

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The Art of Andrew Denman, Museum Documentary:

This short film is both an introduction to the artwork of Andrew Denman and a visual journey through his creative process. The film played on a loop at the Nature in Art Museum during "Old World, New World" Andrew Denman and Guy Combe's joint exhibition at the Nature in Art Museum in Gloucestershire, England, in the summer of 2012. A portion of the video focuses on the artist's time in Trinidad, which inspired a majority of the collection of paintings showcased during the Nature in Art exhibition. The final segment focuses on the art-making process, using Denman's first major installation piece, "Polychrome" as an example. This exciting assemblage of individual paintings hung on a massive wall mural deliberately inverts the viewer's expectations by presented well known songbirds painted realistically...but in the opposite color of their actual plumage.

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Kenya 2013:

A film and slide show chronicling the artist's adventures in Kenya with partner and fellow artist, Guy Combes, in 2013. THe footage and photos were shot on Soysambu Conserancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Nairobi, Naivasha, The Aberdares National Park, Lake Bogoria, Tsavo, Diani, and Laikipia, all in the greater Rift Valley area.

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Andrew Denman, Sumatran Tiger Painting:

In 2008, Andrew Denman and fellow artist, friend, and videographer Matt Jacuzzi colaborated on this video project. The film chronicles the creation of "Tightrope," a sensitive portrayal of a captive sumatran tiger, one of the world's most critically endangered large cats.

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Welcome to the online home for artwork by Andrew Denman, a California –based, internationally recognized, award-winning contemporary wildlife artist. Denman primarily paints wildlife and animal subjects in a unique, hallmark style combining hyper-realism with stylization and abstraction. His dynamic and original acrylic paintings can be found in museum collections on two continents and in numerous private collections in the USA and abroad. His clear voice, unique vision, and commitment to constant artistic experimentation have positioned him on the forefront of an artistic vanguard of the best contemporary wildlife and animal painters working today.
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