Dennis Perrin can best be described as a painter of light as it illuminates and describes the subject. In order to fully “capture” the light and the energy of his subjects, Perrin always chooses to paint in front of the subject, not content to settle for photography or video as painting reference. As a result, the Perrin style is a unique blend of brushwork and design know best as Painterly Realism.
Perrin has also been called an American Impressionist in the Boston School tradition, and that is not surprising since among his greatest influences are the American Painters John Singer Sargeant, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Benson, as well as the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour. Other major influences have been Diego Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer, Thomas Dewing, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph DeCamp, Joaquin Sorolla, and so many others. A former member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Mr. Perrin paints in order to express his great love for the beauty seen all around, especially in his immediate environment.