Meet Denny Driver

The Reluctant Artist

Denny Driver was a reluctant artist, but deep down, he knew he was meant to create. He had been drawing and painting for as long as he could remember, and even though his father didn't believe he could make a living as an artist, his mother always saw something special in him.

Growing up in Wenatchee, WA, Denny found solace and inspiration in his small bedroom, which he shared with his brother. It was a safe space to retreat and create, but as soon as summer rolled around, he would take his supplies out into the shade of the yard and let his creativity flow. His mother always made sure he had art supplies for Christmas and his birthday, and Denny's passion for art only grew stronger as he got older. 

After graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle, Denny found himself in various jobs in the commercial art field, but his true love was painting. He was influenced by a wide range of artists and movements, from Vincent van Gogh to Jackson Pollock, and each one added to his artistic journey.

Denny's big break came when his first wife secretly took one of his paintings to a local gallery and got him a show. Reluctant at first, Denny had never shown in a gallery before or even sold his work, soon found that his art had the power to move people. As time passed, his work gained recognition, and he found success beyond his wildest dreams.

Throughout his career, Denny received numerous awards and honors, but the one that stood out the most was the recognition he received from instrumental rock guitarist, Joe Satriani. Denny's playful yet serious juxtaposition of elements and subject matter in his artwork caught Satriani's eye, and he awarded Denny the first-place ribbon in a group exhibition in Sacramento.

Now, Denny lives with his wife and son in Ahtanum, WA, where he creates and paints in his home studio. He still has miles to go before he sleeps, but he continues to share his art with the world with a newfound sense of gratitude and purpose.