Dennis McGeary has always had a passion for making art. Since childhood, art and music have been a way of life. As a young teen he began creating images on canvas that he still explores today. Education and experience have contributed to his skill as a painter. The artist has resided in Hawaii since 1984 and works at his central Oahu painting studio. Dennis McGeary maintains that his work is for the enjoyment of others, proof of this exists in the numerous collections of his work. Patrons from all over the United States and internationally cherish the work of this prolific painter.

First Place Painting in the National Veterns Creative Art Competition, Hawaii. "Ships of Contrast" 30" x 40" acrylic and acrylic enamel on canvas

Achievements: Inspirational and Contemporary Abstract Paintings

The Melusine Award for Painting. The Honolulu Museum of Art: Artists of Hawaii 50th Exhibition. 

"Levels of Life" acrylic / acrylic enamel, canvas, 66" by 72". $1000 Award plus Honolulu Museum of Art Collection purchase.

Certificate of Appreciation: The City and County of Honolulu, City Hall (Mayors Office Honolulu Hale) Aloha Festivals Art Exhibit. "Origin" 57" x 63" acrylic on canvas. 

National 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York, NY
"Heart of America" Painting by D.McGeary was accepted in the National 9/11 Memorial Museum Slide Registry, January 2010. )

The Jean Charlot Foundation Award of Excellence for Painting $500 award.The Honolulu Museum  of Art. Artists of Hawaii Exhibition. Grosseto Collection.
"Technical Deluge" 48" x 62" acrylic, acrylic enamel, canvas.

 Selected for main Center Piece artwork for the Contemporary Expressions of Sacred Art, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, California.

The Queen Liliuokalni Trust Collection 2009 Acquisition:  Liliuokalni Church, Haleiwa. Oil painting by McGeary created in 1988: oil / canvas 30" x 48"

Creative Painting
One class per week for 4 weeks

Hawaii Landscape Painting One class per One class per week for 4 weeks

Dennis McGeary Classes at Hickam Arts Center, Hickam-Pearl Harbor Base

Paint Fling Oahu's Paint Party Specialist!

Thanks to the wonderful 800 signups who have already attended Dennis McGeary Paint n Sips and PaintFlings.

Learn to create landscape and seascape scenes using traditional painting techniques with acrylics on canvas. The course includes application, composition, color mixing, and techniques. 

Dennis McGeary, is Paint Fling's art director and owner. The years of teaching private and public lessons have allowed me to offer methods that let you achieve a remarkable painting with considerable ease. 

Create unique textures and patterns by combining acrylic paint with various mixed media techniques to create artworks that are fun and engaging. Discover techniques to create interesting surfaces and intriguing effects

The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Acquisition Award Collection. HSFCA exhibition purchase for Art in Public Places Hawaii "My Brother's Passing" acrylic / acrylic enamel /wood. 

First Place, Painting: "New Directions Exhibition "Land of Plenty" acrylic/canvas.  Mezzanine Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii. Juror; Duane Preble-Educator and author of Art Forum.

"Requiem for Peace" assemblage. White ribbon for assembledge art in the National Veterns Creative Art Competition, Hawaii. Cement, bullets, brass weight, lawn mower tire, PVC pipe, wire and enamel paint.


High School, Pennsylvania
US Navy / MMS School, San Diego, California
Olympic College, Washington
Gloucester College, New Jersey
Leeward College, Hawaii
Associate degree in Arts / Liberal Arts in Fine Arts
Associate degree in Science in Graphic Arts
University of Hawaii Alumni



Lung Force particapatory themed art by Dennis McGeary. The unvailing of the artwork at Hawaii's American Lung Association Conference in City Hall (Honolulu Hale) courtyard.  On permanent display at HALA main office in Honolulu, Hawaii.

View Exhibition List   1985-2018

Plein Aire of McGeary residence, Haleiwa, 1988-90

Plein Aire painting, Waikiki 

The artist studio is in Wahiawa on the island of Oahu, located on the plateau or "central valley" between the two volcanic mountains that comprise the island.

The Inspiration of Location

An international audience for Art


The Wahiawa Botanical Garden. This rainforest garden cradled along a 27 acre ravine in central Oahu is a haven for tropical flora requiring a cooler climate.


Waikiki Beach


Plein Aire painting, Ko Olina

Honolulu / Waikiki


The Ultra Exhibit , Three McGeary Spititual Abstract Paintings, Windward Artists Guild, March 3 – August 3, 2018. Pauahi Tower is open from 6 am – 6 pm on weekdays, Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm; 1003 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813

3rd Place for "Spiritual Essence" in the Liturgical and Sacred Art Exhibition in Springfield, Illinois. 47 works by 32 artists from 17 different states.  The M.G. Nelson Family Gallery  host the Sacred & Liturgical Visual Arts Exhibition through May 26

 8th Annual "Celebrating The Arts" To benefit the Sunset Beach Elementary School Arts Program. Live and Silent Auction at Waimea Valley Pikake Pavilion.March 3 2018

Ultra II Show, Windward Artists Guild, "Island Story", "Faith, Hope and Clarity", "Monochromatic About It" at Puahi Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii Exhibition Level March 5 - July, 2018

The Hickham Arts Center Instructor's Show, 3 paintings, Feb 1 - April 1, 2018.

National Veterans Art Competition / Hawaii, oil , panel, "Paradise" Tripler Army Base, Honolulu. April 2017

The Pacific Island Arts Festival: Dennis McGeary performance, Kapi'olani Park, Waikiki, Honolulu. January 20- 21, 2018

The Hickham Arts Center Group Show, 2 paintings / 3 assemblages / sculptures. Oct 1 2017 - Jan 15, 2018

The Hickham Arts Center Show artworks Dennis McGeary  (15 paintings / 8 assemblages/sculptures). April 15- Sept 30 2017

Haleiwa Arts Festival, 20th Annual, North Shore, Oahu. July 15 -16, 1998 through 2017

National Veterans Art Competition / Hawaii. "Voyager"  acrylic painting, Tripler Army Base, Honolulu, 2017

Land and Sea Association of Hawaii Artists, Two black / white spiritual symbolism paintings. Honolulu Country Club, 2017

Play It Forward, Association of Hawaii Artists,  three textured mixed media paintings. Honolulu Country Club, 2017

Recent Exhibitions:


The Painter Man

singer, songwriter, musician

A Life long Love of Art and Music 

Expression through songs, performance and related artworks 

Selected Exhibitions: Abstract Paintings

Artists of Hawaii Exhibition - Honolulu Museum of Arts. Juror: Ned Rifkin, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Wash, D.C.

Centering: Ancient and Contemporary Expressions of Sacred Art , Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, California.

The Sacred Art Festival Exhibition, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Majority Rules, a two-part exhibition Free Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.

The Art Project; Online Exhibit. New York, New York. 2001-10. National and international Artists.

Reverence: Existence Within the Spiritual and Earthly World. Gallery on the Pali. Honolulu, Hawaii

National Veterns Art Competion / Regional / March - June 2016 -17-18