Dennis Coelho is a Providence, RI based artist, whose work
encompasses all fields of design, including fine art, fashion, and
interiors. At the center of all concern is a unyielding dedication to
fine art, the psychotherapeutic process, a strong commitment to the
community, and the dedication and detail into everything he does. The
quote “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” is a driving
force behind his daily life.
Whilst dealing with premature teen angst and emotional struggles,
Coelho began his foray into being an artist in the early 1980s as a
filter for a number of psychological and development issues. Creativity,
expression and inspiration eventually took the place of psychosis,
mania and depression. Using art as an outlet for his emotional distress,
painting was the catalyst that inspired the self-taught artist to begin
to fashion a series of works that would subconsciously stimulate the
mind and create positive energy flow.
Revolutionaries such as Viktor Frankl, Andy Warhol, and Vincent Van
Gogh stood out as influences to Dennis Coelho at a young age. Being a
part of a passionate, determined group of individuals looking to make a
difference, he was moved to create works with an amalgamation of
elements; The aesthetic of the old world craftsmanship fused with new
world design, a time honored, do it yourself recycling process. Coelho’s
obsessive, almost neurotic sense of detail was bred through years of
experience and studying and is stippled onto every piece of art produced
In similar fashion to Mr. Warhol, Coelho has surrounded himself with
friends and creative chaos to inspire his artwork and thought process.
In addition to spending much time in the studio perfecting his
painting process and trying out texturing techniques used in each piece,
he is also very involved in all aspects of giving back to struggling
up-and-coming artists and giving back to his community and supporters
philanthropically. Coelho is committed to the full-circle of all
endeavors as evidenced by the recycling process used in all work, strong
artist ties and creating work that will challenge and inspire the mind.