Dennis Smith Carney
Dennis Smith Carney was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and spent his childhood surrounded by the colorful landscape of northern New Mexico. Fascination with the beauty in the variety of nature kindled his desire to create. He later moved to Texas and attended the University of North Texas, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Advertising Art.
In Texas, he was an Art Director for a major corporation for seven years before moving to Arizona to pursue his passion for Fine Art. Arizona is where he built and refined his techniques while working for a large Fine Art/Design company in Phoenix, Arizona.
The key qualities of the art of Dennis Smith Carney are palpable creativity and austere evolution, while constantly moving forward to create something new. It is this methodology of creating, discarding and reinventing that creates something new and distinctive. These elements of erosion and change are always resident in Smith Carney’s work. The subtle nuances of serendipity, poised tone, and composed surface quality make for the overall impact and distinctive style as Dennis Smith Carney continues to reinvent his artwork.