“While much of the art of the past has dealt with the glories
and follies of humankind, I feel a need to portray nature for its
own sake with the hope of promoting value and respect for our
unique planet and the varied form of life with which we share
The art of Dennis Curry is based in his love of the natural world and its wildlife. Through this connection, Dennis has significantly contributed to conservation work around the world.
First traveling to East Africa in 1982, Dennis then co-founded Duma Safaris with friend and
publisher, Christopher Law. This gave him the pleasure of introducing clients to the great game
areas of Africa and sharing his appreciation of the wonderful diversity of this amazing part of our
During his service with the United States army in 1966, Dennis was affiliated with the 25th
infantry divisions combat artists program. This was a program to document the combat experience
from an artist's perspective and taught him the power of the rendered image, as well as a deep desire
to protect, rather than destroy, the environment.
Returning to civilian life in 1967, Dennis enrolled in art studies at Santa Monica College and
became caught up in the renaissance of original printmaking, becoming known for his works in the
traditional intaglio mediums of etching and engraving.
In 1980 he was introduced to the contemporary printmaking medium of Mylar Lithography at Sid
Frances' Studio and in 1984 founded Blue Berry Press in Cambria, California for the creation of his
own work as well as with other artists interested in creating with this exciting new medium. Dennis'
graphics are widely collected nationally and internationally.
Moving away from printmaking and wildlife in 1999, Dennis began working in the more
traditional medium of oil painting to capture the light and color of the landscape on location and in
the studio and has been a resident artist at Studios on the Park where he maintains a gallery and
does much of his painting.