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Denny Dillon is an award-winning stage, television and film actress. An alumna of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE she won a CableACE award “best actress in a comedy
series” for HBO’s hit DREAM ON. She made her Broadway debut in Angela
Lansbury’s GYPSY, and received a Tony award nomination for MY ONE AND
ONLY co-starring with Tommy Tune and Twiggy. Her film credits include
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and the critically acclaimed UNITED 93.

A visual artist as well, Denny owns and operates the unique art gallery THE DRAWING ROOM, in historic Stone Ridge, New York. “I have been drawing since I was a child, but my public persona has been more of my work as an actress. During the past five years I have given my creative focus to my other great
passion of drawing and creating art.”

In 2004 Dillon, who has lived and worked in Manhattan and spent time in Hollywood, bought an 1840’s restored farmhouse in the Hudson Valley. Her whimsical quirky pen & ink drawings of country and city life were featured in local artshows in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, NY. As art sales of her unique style grew she opened a gallery at her Main Street address “THE DRAWING ROOM….home is where the art is.”

photo: roy gumpel    

The gallery presents exhibits of her artworks including drawings and “Art Inside the Box”. These she describes as “miniature worlds created from found objects, antique postcards, old photographs, and microscopic people placed inside antique wooden boxes that you can fall into and discover a dream.”

Paul Smart, art critic for the Woodstock Times in a 2008 review wrote “her work mixes a format most easily recognizable as a type of child’s play with an almost cyptic adult sensibility. The results are Victoriana meets Modern Kitsch, a sense of playful commentary on very serious subjects…and fun. Not to forget, perfectly crafted work.”

Her “Art Inside the Box” was part of “New Mythology” a group exhibit at Pearl Arts Gallery in Stone Ridge, NY and in February 2008 Dillon had a solo exhibit at a new gallery opening Mixed Media Gallery in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Her collectors include Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, actresses Mary Louise Wilson, Julie Halston, Annalee Jefferies, as well as celebrated sculptor Gillian Jagger.


         
 
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