Born in Brantford, Ontario and now living in St. Thomas. Studied Advertising Art/Design Mohawk College, Hamilton. First full-time job was as a graphic artist and later Art Director for a design/print firm in Paris, Ontario. In London, Ontario, after putting in a stint as a writer/producer at CBC affiliate CFPL-TV, Dennis returned to painting. He later opened and operated a gallery from 1987 to 1992 that showcased paintings and sculpture of local and regional artists.
Kalichuk’s works are in hundreds of private and corporate collections, mostly in Canada but also many countries worldwide. He has participated in dozens of group and gallery shows in Canada and the U.S.
Dennis is a multi-media artist who tends to work in series. The artist’s current work includes a series of simplified and stylized landscapes called “Earth Tones”. Preferring to work from memory or field sketches, the elements in the scenes are depicted as simple, pure shapes. Other series include Classic Blossoms – floral, and wildlife.