Press Review

Shortly before moving to Teddington, Dennis arranged a studio exhibition. This was reviewed in ‘Kensington & Chelsea Today’, a review which gives a fair summary of his work.

Channel Crossing by Dennis Gilbert

Channel Crossing

“Dennis is remarkable man. Now in his nineties, he is still painting portraits, nudes, riverscapes and landscapes en plein air. He can also be seen a l’interier at the bar of Chelsea Arts Club and the London Sketch Club. After the war, when he served as a navigator in the RAF, he started painting professionally in the Festival of Britain year, having studied at St Martin’s School of Art and Brighton College of Art. He then did stints teaching at Wimbledon, Kingston and Hammersmith, ending up as Senior Lecturer at Chelsea School of Art. He is a versatile, if conventional painter, working in oils, pastels and watercolour, with a light touch, and sometimes more than a whiff of erotica in his life studies. He is opening up his studio at the top of many flights of stairs in Fulham for a couple of occasions, with most of the eighty-odd works for sale.”

May 2014