Dennis Knutsen's Profile

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I was born in Tacoma, Washington and spent my earliest years in the village of Carmel Valley, California. Memories of my youth include visiting with local artists in their studios near my Mom's beauty salon. I loved what they could do with a canvas and paint. I wanted to be able to do that!

I’ve painted since third grade when my Mom gave me a set of oil paints, canvas panels and an easel. As a young adult, I needed to support my family, so I entered an apprenticeship in carpentry and became a builder for my day job. My children grew up with my easel/drafting table in the living room where I would design the next house to be built or draw and paint my next painting.

Nowadays, with children grown and the desire to build waning, creating images on canvas is most prevalent. At this stage in life my girlfriend and I are enjoying creating art,…

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  • Born on August 18
  • Joined December 14, 2010

About

I was born in Tacoma, Washington and spent my earliest years in the village of Carmel Valley, California. Memories of my youth include visiting with local artists in their studios near my Mom's beauty salon. I loved what they could do with a canvas and paint. I wanted to be able to do that!

I’ve painted since third grade when my Mom gave me a set of oil paints, canvas panels and an easel. As a young adult, I needed to support my family, so I entered an apprenticeship in carpentry and became a builder for my day job. My children grew up with my easel/drafting table in the living room where I would design the next house to be built or draw and paint my next painting.

Nowadays, with children grown and the desire to build waning, creating images on canvas is most prevalent. At this stage in life my girlfriend and I are enjoying creating art, gardening, visiting with friends and dancing to wonderful music in our small community of Placerville, California.

If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my website, www.earths-images.com

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