While Dennis Lewan is largely self-taught, he has been under the tutelage of other professional artists and teachers. He has traveled extensively and visited many museums to study the Old Master paintings, realizing that “to paint like the masters, one must learn from the masters.”
His art reflects the nostalgic lifestyle of the 18th and 19th centuries with colorful, realistic and gem-like precision. His most popular subjects include English manor houses, cottages and village streets, scenes of Dutch cities and quaint neighborhoods, flower gardens and windmills of rural Holland-Belgium and harbors from all over the world.
Dennis Lewan wishes to provide the viewer with a glimpse into centuries past acquainting them with its beauty and serenity, executing the brilliant color-play and back lighting of the Masters. His paintings are traditional and representational, with warmth, romanticism and tranquility.