Two Men & A Brush
October 1 - 31
Artist and Woodcarver
Art has always interested Dennis. He likes looking at it, he likes creating it, he has more ideas for art than he could produce in five lifetimes.
Dennis pursued woodcarving for over 40 years. He was an active member of the Kansas City Woodcarvers Club and served as their President. Over the years he attended numerous seminars with noted instructors to improve his skill level.
In 2012 Dennis added two dimensional art to his skill set by attending studio classes with Lee Hammond. She helped him to draw, and paint better.
He is a member of the Senior Arts Council and regularly posts his art on Facebook. Dennis tried to learn from every artist he meets.
More than anything else he paints at least 12 hours or more every week. Practice, practice, practice.
Creativity is having a good idea, having a good design, and having the skill to create it.
Kerm began painting watercolors when he retired, and his passion is painting World War II military aircraft. He especially likes to talk to those who flew in them and hear their stories. It has given him the opportunity to see just how brave these young men and women were and the great responsibilities they took on when many were not much more than teenagers.
To the extent his budget allowed he has presented prints or originals to those who flew or served with these planes. His hope is that you will see something in his art that reminds you of the sacrifice that these men and women made for our country.
When you buy his prints and paintings, Kerm and his wife donate the “artist’s” portion of the purchase price to various veteran’s organizations like the Honor Flight, Folds of Honor, Heart of America Patriot Foundation and the Tuskegee Airmen Youth Fund. The artists proceeds of any artwork sold at this event will be donated so it is an opportunity to buy some artwork AND support veterans.