Please find below some samples of Brian Denington's work. A brief description about the artist can be found to the right. Click on an image below for details.
About the artist:
Brian Denington was born in Glastonbury, Somerset. He studied fine art and illustration at the South East Essex School of Art from 1961 to 1966. After leaving college he worked for some time as a graphic designer in a London design studio before turning his interests towards figurative illustration and portraiture.
The artist moved to Ireland in 1991 and has since divided his time between his own paintings and commissioned portraits. Recent commissions included a portrait of Sir John Barbirolli to hang in Trinity College London and in 2001 a large painting depicting the history of the Labour Movement to hang in the new extension of Leinster House. Other sitters have included Spike Robinson, Sir George Solti, Liam McGonagle, John Melon, Jeremy Leighton and Lara Jorgensen.
Denington has exhibited in Dublin, the Carlow Eigse as an invited artist, the Wexford Opera Festival, the Black Stairs Festival and the Cork Jazz Festival. He also exhibits in the UK on a regular basis, notably at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His exhibitions show a variety of work which include nude & figure studies, still life, and some landscape. He has just completed work for exhibition in Gallery Kaleidoscope in London and Galerie Chaye in Honfleur.
Since 2004 Denington has lived in France.
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITONS
Jorgensen Fine Art Dublin
Taylor Gallery, Belfast
Wexford Opera Festival
Black Stairs Blues Festival
Cork Jazz Festival
Martin’s Gallery Cheltenham