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Dennis Crayon

My paintings represent the importance of taking a moment and just be. They remind me to savor the moments I have now and to recognize the beauty of the present.


My work encourages me to recognize the power of the present, and to be mindful of the fullness of life. While the future is an exciting prospect, my paintings remind me tocherish the present and to take a minute to just be.


Dennis Crayon is a contemporary realist painter who has received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the State University of New York and a diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in painting. With his formal education in painting, Crayon moved to Washington, D.C., to study at the Zoll Studio of Fine Art in Timonium, Maryland. His classical painting techniques and trompe l’oeil style have been displayed locally and nationally. Crayon is an active member of the D.C. artistic community.


Rain brings reminders of life's potential: I watch the drops slide down my windshield, inspired by the possibilities of growth and progress each new day brings. Grateful for its symbolism, I'm reminded that I'm capable of creating the life I want.



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