Dennis Orlando was born in Philadelphia, PA, USA in the 1950's and was trained as a fine artist and commercial graphic designer. He received his formal training at the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia and Bucks County College in Newtown, PA.
During the 1970's and 80's, Dennis simultaneously pursued career paths in both the fine and commercial arts.
In the late 1980's, while working as an Art Director for a marketing communications firm in PA, Dennis was responsible for setting up one of the east coasts first digital design studios. Having the capability to create advertising and design projects on the Apple platform with the use of first generation desktop Adobe software, an electronic revolution was about to take flight.
As a fine artist, Dennis continued drawing and painting with traditional tools until 1991, when "Corel® Painter™" an innovative natural-media software was first introduced. With the amazing technological advances in personal computers and digital artist software, Dennis was inspired to spend the next twenty-plus years pioneering and perfecting the use of digital tools to create his fine art.
"I'm not a digital artist, I'm a traditionally trained artist, who knows how to use digital tools to create my fine art".
As an international master of contemporary fine art, Dennis' award-winning paintings demonstrate, he is in control of the tools. For over twenty-years, Orlando's paintings have been exhibited in museums, galleries, online and published in over thirty books and dozens of magazines.
Today in his Churchville, PA studio, Orlando works side-by-side with both his traditional and digita tools, and enjoys experimenting by combining the two while creating his inspirational original art.