Denis’ early childhood was spent in Massachusetts where he began his courtship with nature, enjoying the wooded landscape and the nearby lake, so he naturally to fall prey to the charm of the wilds. After moving to California, the call of nature landscapes intrigued his imagination to see if he could portray the beauty that he saw in the mountains and desert to others. Denis employs his paint brush to bring to the viewer of his work that look of reality and vivid coloration that he so enjoys in his visits to the deserts of California and Arizona. He is always learning, by plein air painting, reading and constantly looking at the sights around him. He resides again in a wooded terrain, surrounded by the abundance of nature’s beauty taking refuge in the sanctuary of a serene setting. Denis enjoys painting and after a day of some other activity, he is anxious to return to his easel. He is honored when his paintings are so well like that someone wants to place one in their residence, to allow one of his creations to become a focal point in their life. He has been the recipient of the first place in popular vote at the Death Valley Art Show , several first places in popular vote; 1998 recipient of the Sid Burns, Artists ‘Artist Award. He is a participant in the Eiteljorg Museum Art Show and the Settlers West American Miniature Show and Great American West Show, the Autry Masters of the AmericanWest Fine Art Exhibition, Small Works Great Wonders show in the National Cowboy Museum and the Trail Sides Masters in Mini-Jackson Hole Mini Show invitational.