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Guy Denning was born in North Somerset in 1965. He has been obsessed with visual art since childhood and started painting in oils at the age of eleven after receiving a set of old paints from a relative that had grown bored with them.


Through the 1980s, he was repeatedly unsuccessful in his applications to study painting at degree level, but continued creating and learning the technical aspects of oil painting from more experienced painters that he knew in Somerset. He continued to study Art History and received his degree from The Open University.

Guy Denning is an unbelievable blend of talent, intelligence and sheer courage. The fact he is mostly self-educated only brings more admiration to his portfolio. Not many street artists reach the heights that Denning has, let alone simultaneously cross the borders into contemporary, urban and fine art whilst referencing the grand tradition of European pre-Modernist painting.


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