Dennis Friel’s artwork celebrates the coastal culture. His talents are a hybrid of design and fine art. Over the course of his storied career, he has pulled upon his mastery of a range of mediums to shine through and solidify himself as a creative influencer in the marine industry, especially in his home state of Florida, which he calls the “mecca of marine art.”
Dennis is known for bringing game fish and underwater environments to life with vivid imagery that shows the constant flow of the ocean and the power of apex predators. He works across a wide variety of mediums but maintains a unique, fluid style with a soulful and innovative approach.
“I’m striving to be different and go against the grain of what’s been out there,” he says. “I always push myself on the work we do. I learn on every project. I want to come up with new things that have never been seen before.”
He pulls from his experiences on the water, travels and his Florida surroundings as his greatest influence, and art admirers and ocean lovers have embraced his approach. Dennis has built a body of work that is supported by collectors and clientele from all corners of the globe. From Costa Rica to Hawaii, Africa to Dubai, Australia to the Outer Banks — if it’s Connected By Water®, chances are you will find his artwork there.