"KALICHUK PRESENTS A UNIQUE VISION OF THE LAND" - Scene Magazine
"KALICHUK IS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED" - London Free Press



Thank you for visiting my site. I've been creating art of some form for pretty much all my life, but have been painting and sculpting professionally for over 30 years. My works are in a variety of media and styles, usually inspired by real life experiences. I would love to hear from you... please contact me if you have any questions at all... :) Dennis







I was born in Brantford, Ontario and now live in St. Thomas. I studied Advertising Art/Design Mohawk College, Hamilton and my first full-time job was as a graphic artist and later Art Director for a design/print firm in Paris, Ontario. In London, Ontario, after putting in a stint as a writer/producer at CBC affiliate CFPL-TV, I started to focus on painting. I later opened and operated a gallery from 1987 to 1992 that showcased paintings and sculpture of local and regional artists. I’ve been very fortunate, after 3 decades of creating, to have works in hundreds of private and corporate collections, mostly in Canada but also many countries worldwide. I’ve enjoyed participating in dozens of group and gallery shows in Canada and the U.S. I tend to work in series. My current work includes a series of simplified and stylized landscapes called “Earth Tones”, working from memory or field sketches, the elements in the scenes are usually depicted as simple, pure shapes. Early on I created a bold watercolour painting series that captured the sensation of movement of birds and animals in the “Metaphysical Fauna” series. “To accomplish this I use colours and abstracted backgrounds, merged with the subject, of what I imagine to be the aura of energy created by the moving bird or animal.” That series comprises over 200 paintings. I now use that same technique to capture energy and excitement in a portrait series of original paintings. My work also includes semi-abstracted sculptures from Brazilian soapstone and art guitars. In 1998 I began a series of art bikes built from a collection of one-speed cruiser bicycles, mostly from the 30’s and 40’s. Most recently, with the collaboration of some musical friends, I’ve branched out into the music world and have written and recorded 4 studio albums as Jumbo Train.



SELECTED SHOWS / GALLERIES / EXHIBITIONS / NEWS

One Person Shows:
Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, London “Annual” – 1990
Waverly Mansion, London “Annual” - 1992
SANDY SNELGROVES GALLERY “New Works” 1993
Crouch Library, London “One Man” - 1995
MICHAEL GIBSON GALLERY “Landscapes” – 1996
Imax Theatre, London OPENING – 1996
One Day Show & Sale, Covent Garden Market – 2002
Home Studio Open House Show & Sale, St. Thomas – 2003,05,06,07
St. Thomas Studio Tour – 2007, 08
30th Anniversary Show – CASO Station St. Thomas - 2018

Group Shows:
Lambeth Art Festival, London – 1990, 91
Waterfowl Art Festival, Easton Maryland - 1992
London Regional Art Gallery “Victorian Christmas” – 1993 CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE – 1994
St. Paul’s Annual, London – 1992>2002,04
Wildlife Art Festival, Orlando Florida - 1994
DUNDAS VALLEY SCHOOL OF ART – 1993>2002, 05, 06, 07 London Fall/Winter Art Fair – 1994,95,97,98,99
MICHAEL GIBSON GALLERY Annual Miniature – 1995,96 MICHAEL GIBSON GALLERY Group Charity – 1997,98
OPEN AIR –Art Bikes/Benches/Canoes, London – 2001 St.Thomas / Elgin Public Art Centre Annual Auction – 2003 -07 Appreciation Of The Arts, St. Thomas – 2004, 05
Portside Gallery Annual Miniature Show, Port Stanley – 2006
Port Stanley Art Guild group show, Port Stanley – June 2006, 07 STEPAC 1000 Words Of Nature (3 artist) St. Thomas - 2014
PAINT ONTARIO – Lambton Heritage Museum – 2016, 2018 AEOLIAN Winter Art Show – London, ON - 2017
Railway City Arts Crawl, St. Thomas – 2019, 2020

Articles:
SITE/SOUND Magazine, “Prints” – 1/1991
Ontario Living Magazine, “Gallery” – 1991
Hamilton Road News, “Drawn To Community” – 1993
Forest City News, “Artist On The Move” – 8/1995
SCENE Magazine, “Gibson Gallery Show Review” – 1996
Wildlife Art Magazine, “(painting photo)” – 3/1996
Couch Potato to Baked Potato, book “(front cover painting)” - 1998 Inspired By The Thames, book “(painting photo)” – 1999 Celebrating 30 – St. Thomas Times Journal - 2018

Broadcast:
CFPL-TV, News, “One Person Show, @ E. Perrin Estate” – 1990 CFPL-TV, Behind The News “D. Kalichuk: Artist/Runner” – 1994 CFPL-TV, Arts & Entertainment, “1 Person Show, Winery” – 1996 The New PL, Arts & Entertainment, “Art Bikes” – 9/2000
Awards:
PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Nov 1990
2nd Place - PAINT ONTARIO - 2006
Honourable Mention - Port Stanley Art Guild - 2006
Honourable Mention - Port Stanley Art Guild - 2007
Parliament Of Canada 25th ANNIVERSARY CERTIFICATE
of RECOGNITION