dennis champlin

Denny Champlin is a contemporary abstract artist living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His bold animal interpretations successfully capture not just the subject at hand, but their emotion and spirit as well.

He is passionate about design and composition and attempts to fill the canvas with an “up close” look at the eye-catching center of his attention. His vivid colors, simple lines, and bold brushstrokes combine for the high impact of his work; one that embraces the drama and accents the flair of his paintings.

Originally from northwest Iowa, Denny has had a lifelong interest in painting. He studied both Fine Art and Commercial Art at the University of South Dakota for what he considered to be a more balanced approach to his work. That combination of a solid grounding in the traditional fine arts, as well as a more visually exciting approach that comes from the commercial aspect, is what he believes helps him to render his painting with the visual impact he enjoys.

Denny's paintings are shown in galleries throughout the west and proudly hang in Private and Commercial collections throughout the United States and Mexico.