Dennis Parrish was born a child of the sixties in Central Kentucky.
Upon noticing a hint of artistic talent in him at an early age, Dennis was encouraged by teachers, family, and friends to pursue his interest in art.
Dennis studied at the University of Kentucky School of Fine Art and Transylvania University, under such noted artists as John Tuska and Joseph Petro.
It comes as no surprise that his favorite old world artist is Leonardo da Vinci. Dennis has worked as an accomplished medical illustrator, producing medical drawings for physicians and medical ligation attorneys, since 1994, thus merging his interests in art and science as Leonardo did.
While vacationing in 2013, Dennis, with his wife Maria, visited a number of galleries and he was inspired to return to drawing and painting more traditional subject matter while continuing his medical illustration career.