Dennis Whalen is an award winning Fine Art artist, living on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. He specializes in still life and botanical paintings in the Flemish style. He grew up in the USA before travelling to Australia and settling here in the 1970’s. His experience of studying art in Japan for three years, is apparent in the Asian aesthetic found in some of his still life works. He also studied under the Russian-American still life artist, Alexei Antanov. At the age of 13, Dennis won his first art competition and had his award winning painting exhibited in the Pentagon's permanent collection. The first painting Dennis painted in the Flemish Technique was a Finalist in the Australian Artist Magazine’s Favorite Subjects Category. His second, using the same technique, won first prize in the 2007 Still Life Competition in the Australian Artist Magazine. Dennis is a member of the International Guild of Realism and the Botanical Art Society of Australia . He has won many major art competitions and has published workshops in the International Artist Magazine and the Australian Artist Magazine. His works are represented in Australian and overseas collections in USA, Britain and Germany, Japan and Thailand.