Dennis Nagatani Fine Art paintings

About Me


    Being an intuitive painter and a colorist at heart, I find the California desert to be an endless source of inspiration with its blue skies, the mountains and their ever changing hues, and the endless desert vistas. I usually work on more than one body of work concurrently.  Whether a painting is viewed as representational, or abstract, my goal is to combine my inspiration and my understanding of color to convey a positive and uplifting energy in my work. The common bond in all the work is my intuitive use of color, textures and negative space to dramatically convey a sense of harmony and balance.  

  • An award winning artist, Dennis Nagatani’s paintings grace the collections of discerning collectors throughout the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan. 

  • Prints/lithographs/giclees are available through Studio E L, click on link below

My Medium

I use many different mediums, including oil, acrylics, and occasionally found objects. Painting on canvas or board, using brushes, palette knives, or pouring the paint, each idea manifests in its own individual style.


If you have a special place for a painting that requires a unique size, and or unique colors, a commissioned painting might be the solution. The combination of my experience and your input will enhance your environment with a work of art created especially for you.  Please contact me to discuss your special situation. 

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Dennis Nagatani Contemporary Paintings