Dean Fisher

Artist Statement:

While normally being inspired to paint or draw just about any form which is bathed in light, I am particularly interested when challenged to arrange a grouping of forms within the format of my canvas or paper to suit my aesthetic needs.

The physical, “real” world is visually fascinating to me; I strive to represent solid forms with fidelity; figure, tree, cup, etc. with a sense of breathable air around them combined with a tactile quality of surface which can bring the viewer closer to the painting and the made by hand process which was employed to make it.

My preference is for suggested color as opposed to saturated color.

I seek an interrelationship and fluidity between the forms represented.

The feeling which is most often repeated in my work is that of equilibrium and balance and occasionally a gentle lyricism.

Most importantly, I purposely try to avoid over explaining my art with the hope that the viewer comes away with her or his own impressions, interpretation or narrative of the work, when that happens naturally I feel the work is serving it’s purpose.



"Figure from Above"

oil on panel

48" x 60"


"Figure By A Window"

oil on panel

21 3/4" x 24"

"Still Life With White Bowl"

oil on linen

26" x 18"


"Apple Tree Still Life"

oil on panel

35 1/4" x 14 3/4"

"Red/Green Still Life III"

oil on panel

10 1/2" x 13 1/2"

"Red/Green Still Life II"

oil on panel

11" x 17"

"Suzanna Seated"

oil on linen

24" x 40"

"Still Life for Zelda"

oil on panel

24" x 34"

"Still Life on a School House Table"

oil on linen

21" x 34"

"Figure In A Garden"

oil on panel

23 1/2" x 15 3/4"

"Cupboard From Below"

oil on panel

55 1/2" x 22"

"Still Life VII"

oil on linen

16" x 24'

"Figure Passing Through a Room"

oil on linen

44" x 35"

"Still Life On A Green Table"

oil on linen

28" x 24"

"Still Life with Open Door and Plants"

oil on panel

57" x 29"

"Late August"

oil on panel

60" x 48"

"Garden Still Life"

oil on panel

22 1/4" x 24 1/4"


oil on panel

10 1/2" x 12"

"Landscape I"

oil on canvas

10 1/2" x 12"

"Landscape II"

oil on panel

13 1/2" x 11"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215