“If you are searching for an instructor who has extensive information, presented in a clear and understandable manner, I highly recommend that you take advantage of the workshop presented by my former student, Dennis Cheaney. He has a very clear grasp of my principles, and teaches them quietly and patiently, but effectively. For beginners, I don’t know of a better workshop, and the more advanced will profit from his vast knowledge base.Ted Seth Jacobs 1/09”
Dennis has studied at the Ecole Albert Defois with the eminent artist and portraitist Ted Seth Jacobs, in New York at the Water Street Atelier with the noted artists Jacob Collins and Michael Grimaldi and at the Art Students’ League of NY with Deane Keller. He carries a MFA (1998) from the New York Academy of Art in New York City and a BA (1995) in Mathematics from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Cheaney has taught drawing and painting from life at the New England Realist Art Center, MA, which he founded in 2003, and figure drawing workshops and still life painting at the Copley Society of art in Boston. Dennis is scheduled to teach classes at the Academy duCret in New Jersey as well as at the New York Academy of Art in 2008.
Dennis’ paintings have earned him several awards, including a Director’s Choice Award from the Copley Society (2006), the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for figure painting (2000) and an Andy Warhol Foundation Scholarship (1997 & 1998) to the NYAA. Dennis has exhibited in Boston, San Francisco, New York City, Texas, Canada and France. He is represented by the Copley Society of art and the Brigham Galleries on Nantucket.
Dennis Cheaney’s website: http://www.dennischeaney.com