About

Overall:

Dennis Velco is a self-taught emerging American artist with a technology, business management and marketing background focusing on his lifelong passion of being a full-time artist painting daily.  I want to first and foremost be known for my approach of Fine Art Finger Painting.  My photography, videography, Vlogging, Design are all art forms I explore in support of my exploring and creative process and leveraging my many interests and desires to learn more.

Painting

I want to be free to explore and enjoy the Central Florida environment.  I want to reconnect with the general area I grew up in and try to see it through the eyes of a wanderlust youth.  In my new series, I am focusing widely yet narrowly on Central Florida Native Species including plants, animals, and insects.  Additionally, what I’m calling the Active Lifestyle series is focusing on as much wonderful outdoor and where applicable indoor sports and activities we can enjoy in the area due to our access to water and great weather.  I’ll continue my abstracts and additional series are planned yet will convey more about them as I begin to work on them.  I’m launching a diligent focus on my art and have set a goal related to the creative process and production.  When possible I strive to interact with the lighting of the environment by creating a texture that can often cast a shadow.  As well, I use specialty paints for reflection, glow, shimmer, and glimmer.

Photography & Videography:

Over the years I’ve taken lots of painting reference photos and most of my paintings are derived from my photography.  When you take a lot of photos, you eventually end up with some fairly decent images.  I’m striving to continue what I’ve been doing, however, step up and seek out those images that can stand on their own with or without also becoming a painting.  Some short works are video trying to capture more of the feeling of the location.  In addition to photos, I’m using videos to capture images of native specimens as well as using the format to provide information and an experience with the places that inspire me.

In News:

April 7, 2015 – “Finger Painting Addendum” – Blogger Waren – Retired Now What web blog article featuring my art along with other known Fine Art Finger Painters.

February 4, 2015 – “Artist’s approach is truly hands-on” – Article – Journalist: Gary Seaman Jr. – This Week Community News – Worthington, Ohio

January 24, 2015 – “Paintings done with digits not kid’s stuff” – Article and Interview Video – Journalist: Joe Blundo – Columbus Dispatch – Columbus, Ohio

January 21, 2010 – “Captivating Artwork of Contemporary Post-Impressionist Artist Dennis Velco” – James Day – Art of Day Blog

I enjoy the texture and intimacy of painting with my fingers.