About Dennis Plamann

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The spark to be an artist came from a one half hour weekly radio program called “Let’s Draw” from Madison Wisconsin, during fourth grade through eighth grade.  From that time on I was hooked.  I wanted to become an artist.

Born in Nichols, Wisconsin, I lived on a dairy farm until entering military service.  After the completion of a 3 year military obligation I studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and University of WIsconsin-Milwaukee eventually achieving a Master Degree in Art.

After a number of years in printing management in private industry,  I made a decision to move from printing management into the teaching field, where I spent many years  teaching art, mostly on the high school level, all in Menomonee Falls Wisconsin.

Being in a classroom with young creative minds, I found an enhancement of my creative spirit.  Perhaps I learned as much from observation of the students as they learned from my teaching.   It was a cooperative effort.  I tried to ignite the students awareness and sensitivities of seeing nature and  objects in an intensive and more sensitive way, such as the rippling effect of a stone  dropped into water, the veins within a leaf, the woven spider web, the various grains of wood,  and the detail of a beautiful bull thistle in bloom.

In my personal art work I create by moving clay, wood, metal, fiber and paint into some kind of a personal expression and  some what pleasing composition of lines, textures, shapes, space, and colors. The compositions end up being realistic,  other times abstract and at times nonobjective.

I HAVE ADDED  A COMMENT TO SOME OF THE ART PIECES.  I WILL CONTINUE TO ADD COMMENTS TO OTHERS AS TIME ALLOWS.  STAY TUNED, THANK YOU AND HOPE YOU ENJOY.

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