David Grant Dean, highly respected fine artist of oils and has become known as an “Impressionistic Romantic Realist” through his portrait, still-life, and landscape painting. David's landscape art is telling of his love for the American Mountain West. While having roots in Palm Springs, California, David currently resides in the Wasatch Front of Utah and loves to travel the surrounding region to capture the vivid stream, mountain, wildlife, and historic views into Wyoming, Nevada, and New Mexico. Read more about David Dean.

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 Still Life Green and Yellow

Plein Air woodland UT

Still Life

Star Valley WY

 Plein Air Mormon Row, Jackson Hole

 Plein Air Jackson

Plein Air Jackson hole

Show tonight Nov 6th


6 x 8

12x18
grandma's favorite spice

midway paint out

8 X 10 Sundance

16 x 24 Window Box Gallery



9 x 12

8 x 16

7 x 15





 




8 x 16

Wasatch Plein Air Paradise 2013 Event













Beginning June 27, 2013 David began painting for the Wasatch Plein Air Paradise 2013.  In the first 5 days the artist can do up to 3 paintings for the main competition.  David's locations were the Upper Provo River in Wasatch County, The McPolin Barn just outside of Park City and Oakley, Utah where he painted the red barn and silo.  Each of these paintings were done in two sessions over the five days.  The Heber City Paint Out Contest was today.  David's painting took both the first place ribbon and the first place purchase award.       Tomorrow David will be painting in Midway, Utah and then on the 4th of July the competition ends with a quick draw and auction.  The show is open until 4pm July 4th



Lastest David Dean Still Lifes

April 3rd and 4th 2013


Spring Floral and Ceramic Vase


Liverpool


A Day in Denmark


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The Painting Styles of David Dean

Classical Academic


Classical Academic methods were used largely by the old masters during the Renaissance period and require a much more involved application of pigment. A complete underpainting ensures dimension and the results often times is that of a more unified even romantic feel. It's use today is much rarer in a world where very few are willing to take the time to produce a Renaissance piece of art. It is no wonder that the public is slowly becoming aware of its treasured value.

Plein Air


Plein Air is an approach to painting much favored by the impressionists, in which artists sketch outdoors to achieve a quick impression of light, air and color. The sketches are sometimes taken to the studio for reworking into more finished pieces or may be left untouched. They can also serve as references for larger paintings.

Alla Prima


Alla Prima is a painting technique in which pigments are laid on in one application, with little or no drawing or underpainting. (Alla Prima is also known as “Wet-on-wet”.) It requires fast work because painting has to be done before the first layer has had time to dry.