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Inside the Artist’s Studio with Dennis Revitzky

Born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, I graduated from Gannon and Mercyhurst Colleges with a degree in art education
in 1969. I did graduate study in Fine Arts at SUNY Brockport and taught art for 33 years, most of that time in the Livonia, NY
school district. Along with teaching I was also a professional artist, and upon retirement I was able to devote more time to
my artwork,  mainly printmaking and painting.

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I work from home, where I have my work studio and an office/storage room. The subjects of my art are primarily landscape and the figure. In working with landscape I am always aware of the beauty and essence of the place, and I want to convey the mysterious or spiritual elements of that place. I try to allude to something beyond the physical world we perceive; something we are a part of, but difficult to define or understand.

Strange Morning

In my paintings, I attempt to communicate this through a technique I developed which heavily emphasizes texture. I use modeling paste
and other materials on canvas and then apply an underpainting of a deep violet color over the textured surface. The painting is finished
in oils using brush and palette knife.

Letchworth in Spring

My linocuts are more expressionistic. They are original, hand-pulled prints, usually made in small editions. The color prints are made
with only one or two linoleum blocks which are cut away and printed using the reduction method. Some of the colors may be printed
using a stencil technique. In recent years I’ve also been creating linocut monoprints. All my linocuts are made with oil-base inks on
Rives lightweight paper and are printed by hand using a wooden spoon.

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Pompeii Landscape XI

I am a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, the Boston Printmakers, and Rochester Contemporary. More of my artwork may be seen at the Mill Art Center, Honeoye Falls, and at various places around the internet.

Stop by Main Street Arts to see Dennis’s artwork in our current exhibition, Fifty Landscapes (runs through May 13). Take a look at our previous Inside the Artist’s Studio blog post by painter Phyllis Bryce Ely.

October/November Exhibitions Upstairs at Main Street Arts

This is the last week to see the current exhibitions Upstairs at Main Street Arts. Stop by before the 29th to catch these four shows!

Rand Darrow's Puppets

Rand Darrow’s Puppets

The Northern Winds: Paintings and Puppets from the Imaginative Mind of Rand Darrow

An illustrated series of Russian folklore and fantasy,
including Chagall inspired paintings, puppets, and more.

Mike Goscinsky, "The Dog Builders", woodcut on paper

Mike Goscinsky, “The Dog Builders”, woodcut on paper

Pictographic Prints by Mike Goscinsky

An exhibit of woodcut prints and drawings featuring fantastical imagery of animals and pictographs.

Dennis Revitzky, "Tangled Trees, Mendon Ponds", oil & mixed media on canvas

Dennis Revitzky, “Tangled Trees, Mendon Ponds”, oil & mixed media on canvas

Paintings and Prints by Dennis Revitzky

A selection of Revitzky’s landscape paintings and prints
from Rochester, the Finger Lakes area, and beyond.

Adrian Vanden Bout and Samantha Stumpf

Adrian Vanden Bout and Samantha Stumpf

Setting the Table: Ceramics by Samantha Stumpf and Furniture by Adrian Vanden Bout

A pairing of rustic handmade furniture and original ceramic tableware.

Paintings and Prints by Dennis Revitzky

Rochester printmaker Dennis Revitzky has a solo show featuring landscape paintings and prints from Rochester, the Finger Lakes area, and beyond, Upstairs at Main Street Arts! His wooded landscapes feature beautiful pinks, purples, and greens that look great in the gallery space.

"Paintings and Prints by Dennis Revitzky"

“Paintings and Prints by Dennis Revitzky”

Dennis Revitzky’s paintings and prints have strong natural elements. Tangled trees, winding streams, and cliffside villages are a common sight in his work.

Dennis Revitzky, "Tangled Trees, Mendon Ponds", oil & mixed media on canvas

Dennis Revitzky, “Tangled Trees, Mendon Ponds”, oil & mixed media on canvas

Prints by Dennis Revitzky

Prints by Dennis Revitzky

Paintings and prints by Dennis Revitzky

Paintings and prints by Dennis Revitzky

Make sure to stop by to see Dennis’ incredible monoprints and paintings in person! You can see more information on the exhibitions Upstairs at Main Street Arts here.

Exhibition Dates: October 3–November 29, 2014

October Shows Upstairs at Main Street Arts

We have some great new October shows Upstairs at Main Street Arts! Stop by to check out the prints & paintings of Dennis Revitsky, wood cut prints by Mike Goscinsky, puppets & paintings by Rand Darrow, and handmade ceramics & furniture by Samantha Stumpf and Adrian VandenBout.

October Shows Upstairs at Main Street Arts

October Shows Upstairs at Main Street Arts

See more information on these shows on the Main Street Arts exhibitions page.

Exhibition Dates: October 3–November 29, 2014