Dennis M. Foy

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About the Artist

Best known as a celebrated culinary artist, Dennis Foy transformed a “petite boite” in Chatham, NJ, and in the process forever placed New Jersey on the national culinary map.  Having established a series of highly successful restaurants on both sides of the Hudson River, he has mentored three generations of the Garden State’s top chefs.

A consummate artist, Foy’s creative instincts are not limited to food, and he has also received acclaim as a painter. While he is largely considered to be a representative landscape painter, abstraction figures prominently in his work. While Foy’s primary medium is oil on wooden panel, he also paints on canvas and frequently creates studies for larger paintings that are fully executed works in their own right; considering their finish and degree of detail, it comes as no surprise that the artist typically only creates a half dozen or so large paintings a year.

His work has been published in a catalogue titled “Canvassing the Coast: Contemporary Paintings Inspired by the Jersey Shore” for an exhibition sponsored by the Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, and “To the Shore Once More” which features a collection of coastal painters.

Foy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who continues to create edible masterpieces at his Lambertville restaurant, d’Floret.


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