A third generation Californian, Dennis Doheny was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and currently resides in Santa Barbara. Growing up with an innate love of art, he spent much of his childhood drawing and painting. Although he studied some art in school, Doheny is largely self-taught. After graduating from Pacific Palisades High School in 1974, he exhibited with Petersen Gallery of Beverly Hills under the direction of Jean Stern. From 1986 to 1996, Doheny supported his family with a steady career in commercial art until his passion for painting prevailed.
Since 1996, his fine art career has developed a strong following both locally and nationally. Collectors are drawn to his beautiful renderings of the western landscape.
Doheny is the recipient of numerous awards. Most recently he was awarded with the Irvine Museum Gold Medal at the California Art Club’s 2013 Exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. At the same Exhibition he received the American Art Collector Award of Excellence. In 2009 Doheny was honored to be chosen for the Edgar Payne Award for best landscape at the California Art Club’s 2009 Gold Medal Juried Exhibition. Dennis is proud to be featured in the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition of which he has the honor to receive the Frederic Remington Award given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit not only at his first showing in 2006, but also again in 2008. In 2006 he received the Inaugural Purchase Prize at the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West Exhibition and is proud to be a part of their exquisite collection. In addition in 2003 he was recognized by the Autry National Center and awarded the Master’s of the American West Award. His painting was acquired by this exceptional museum for its permanent collection. He also received the Grandville Redmond Memorial Purchase Prize in 200 for his painting “New Dawn” at the California Art Club’s Spring Salon. Upon the very beginning of his return to fine art in 1998, he received First Place in the Carmel Plein Air Competition. Doheny is also proud to be a Signature Member of the California Art Club.