Learn how to joyfully paint delicious, satisfying paintings with juicy, farm-to-canvas food as your subject.

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Learn to delight in loose, brave, expressive brushstrokes in your paintings.

Become part of a worldwide community of artists celebrating the joy of painting.

Follow along as Dennis walks you through the complete set up and execution of a variety of foodie painting compositions through live broadcast demonstrations.

Explore unique and daring compositions with food, utensils, and objet d’art as compositional elements.

Discover the true meaning of "Painting From the Inside Out," the empowering principle that Dennis gifts to everyone who takes part in any of his teaching events.

This course is for anyone who wants to refine their skills and increase their joy as applied to painting in general, and the painting of food related subjects in particular.

 

From Master Painter Dennis Perrin

"I encourage my students to first practice visualizing the finished painting in their mind’s eye before they even touch a brush or paint. In fact, we often begin our classes with a guided meditation that encourages them to “see” the finished painting.

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I then invite them to step slightly back and see that the painting is mounted on their easel, just below is their palette covered in swirls of paint, with brushes and paraphernalia nearby. I also invite them to “see” their own hand and to realize that they are the artist that created this painting.

Through this process, the student enters the role of being the creator of this work and sets the stage for them to now “allow” the painting to come into being in real, physical terms. This simple but powerful shift takes the painting process to a whole new level!"

Not only do we emphasize the traditional fundamentals of the art and craft of painting like value, color, composition, and design, we also offer carefully crafted teachings around the true source of all creativity—how you, the artist, thinks and feels about painting in general and any specific painting in process.

This emphasis on the artist themselves, in addition to the artwork, is what sets us apart. Through exercises in meditation and Imagination, Dennis will guide you through the entire creative process from conception to completion.

Painting is more than just a process of creating a piece of art. It is a state of being that has application well beyond the domain of the palette, canvas, and easel.

Dennis Perrin, a Master Painter and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, will demonstrate the power of thought in transforming your art into a powerful expression of who you really are!

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Gain a foothold, or more, into the often spoken of but challenging-to-realize principle of Simplification.

I am fond of encouraging students to be mindful of what they say about themselves and their work. Why? Because words and language encapsulate our thoughts, beliefs, intentions, and emotions. When we use language to express ourselves, we create momentum and generate greater energy from the thought that’s behind the words and phrases we choose. 

So if we want to shift the energy in our vibrational makeup, language is a good place to start. When choosing words that point in the direction of what we want instead of back toward what we don’t want, we generate energy that opens new doors and leaves behind unwanted habits of thought and action.

- Dennis Perrin

 

How will this course help me to become a better artist?

The focus of ALL of our Virtual Courses is on YOU, the artist.

By cultivating a greater understanding of where paintings come from, the natural result of your efforts will be elevated to a refined place of expression, thus aligning your beliefs with your desires.

Dennis gives great emphasis to the individual and their state of mind before, during, and at the final stages of any painting process. This focus on the mind of the artist empowers the individual to not only complete powerful, compelling paintings, but to become the artist that one has always wanted and imagined themselves to be.

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What's Included in this Virtual Course:

  • 3 Weekly Modules of live lessons, instructional videos, and material with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

  • Email Support

  • Online Virtual Community with Lifetime Access

  • Private Facebook Group for Students

  • 3 Live Weekly Q&A Sessions with teacher Dennis Perrin

  • Bonus Meditation for Artists Video

The exact subject and Live lesson order is to be announced (We like our ingredients fresh!). We’re going for the setting this time, as well as the food, so dinnerware, kitchen accessories, and even the table may become part of the Well Fed Artist equation.

 

As with all of our virtual courses, there will be live demonstrations throughout the course, with special emphasis on the "thinking and feeling" process that goes on behind the scenes. We will also be taking the Live Q & A sessions into a new realm, treating them more like "coaching" sessions that simplify questions and answers. There will also be extensive homework assignments with the intention of cultivating a refined sense of self and our relationship to the creative process.

Each live lesson will be fully narrated and streamed through a private Facebook group. Once registered, you will be given a link to the page to request membership in the group. Once you’re accepted, you will be able to watch all live events through the page, as well as gain access to all recorded events and other posts.

All live events are recorded and available for unlimited viewing, at any time.

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Hear from The Perrin Method™ Well Fed Artist Students:

Have really enjoyed the past few weeks painting and sharing with such a talented group and watching the demos from a true master instructor. A lot of information for me to process in the transition from pastels to oils but it’s fun going down that road. Sometimes the road gets a little bumpy but that journey is fun!!
— M.B.
Dennis thank you so much for this course! It was my first experience of you and internet classes. I loved your pace and how open and generous you were with your wisdom! This won’t be the last time I sign up with you.
— N.M.
Dennis love your method, you are a huge inspiration! The Q & A was a delightful surprise to this course, to see you relaxed sipping wine and chatting with us in your living room is very special, and of course seeing everyone is a bonus. Thanks to Aimee also for keeping you posted and on track. I am learning so many things to take with me on my art journey, thank you Dennis.
— T.S.

Student paintings from The Well Fed Artist:

"You only have available to you some simple materials: paint in tubes, a palette, brushes, a painting ground like canvas or gessoed panel, and two dimensions. Yet, with these limited materials, and a profound understanding of the importance of value, abstraction, and the relationships of abstract value shapes, you can create vibrant, shimmering, powerful paintings that beam with the illusion of light."

– Dennis Perrin

 

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About Master Painter Dennis Perrin

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Dennis Perrin can best be described as a painter of light as it illuminates and describes the subject. Mr. Perrin always chooses to paint in front of the subject, not content to settle for photography or video as painting material. Dennis has been called an American Impressionist Painter in the Boston School tradition, and that is not surprising since among his greatest influences are the American Painters John Singer Sargeant, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Benson, as well as the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour. Other major influences have been Diego Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer,  Thomas Dewing, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph DeCamp, and so many others.

A former member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Mr. Perrin paints in order to express his great love for the beauty seen all around, especially in his immediate environment. Dennis studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art with M. Dell Weller, who taught him the power of seeing and translating that vision into paint. He continues his studies exploring the subtleties of light through paint. Among his favorite subjects are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life, and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures. Though not as frequently seen in his work, Perrin is an avid plein air painter of the New England landscape.

To view the artist's current work, please visit the Gallery website here.

Connect with our Virtual community and join Dennis from anywhere in the world!

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Our virtual classroom is designed to work on any up to date computer/laptop, android or iOS device, with a solid internet connection. 

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Investment in YOU as an artist:

$199

Sign up now and immediately get access to our Meditation for Artists Video

Live Lessons begin week of March 6th

 

Payment Forms Accepted:

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Refund/Returns Policy:
We are confident that you are going to love every part of the Perrin Method™ The Well Fed Artist 2.0. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of The Well Fed Artist 2.0, please contact us for a full refund within 14 days after completion of course. Refunds are only available with submission of all completed assignments and proof of participation in order to be eligible within 14 days.