The Peony Universe

A 3 week virtual course with Dennis Perrin

Dennis Perrin and The Perrin Method™ is happy to announce The Peony Universe – Painting the World’s Most Beautiful Flower.

This live streaming online course features the Peony season in Southern Maine, and the full, glorious bloom of his Peony Garden.

This course is for anyone who wants to “crack the code” on the elusive, seductive, and exquisite Peony as a subject for painting.

Master Painter Dennis Perrin, recognized as one of this generations' leading painters, will lead you through his patented method of painting step-by-step, with a calm, soothing demeanor, allowing you to easily explore one of the most interesting and captivating of all artistic subjects.


Why would I want to take this course?

All of our courses are designed to take you, the Artist, to a new place in your understanding of what great painting really is. There is so much more to painting than mere technique.

Together, we will explore the depth and breadth of the painting world by learning the importance of the Quiet Mind and the power of painting with intentionality.

Any painter, regardless of level, would find in this course, revolutionary new ways of thinking about painting, as well as techniques and materials that will allow the painter to evolve to a whole new level of understanding in executing their paintings.

Dennis Perrin, a Master Painter and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, will demonstrate the power of thought in transforming your art into a powerful expression of who you really are!

From Past students of our Peony Courses:

"Thank you Dennis! I will never look at a peony the same way! I feel encouraged and with time will go over again and again all materials offered, hopefully make some more improvements to my work. I can’t wait till my newly planted peony garden grows and gives me wonderful flowers to paint from..thank you for sharing so completely your thinking, and always a quick response to any comments or questions we might have. Also thank to Camille and Aimee. Cheers to all!"
– L.N.

"Your instruction on mindset and vision are as valuable as the tangible techniques you shared with such gusto! Well done and I’m sure I’ll be in another class with you! Thank you!"
– S.B.

"I have studied with many nationally known painters. but this class and its' cutting edge presentation has truly been inspirational. Reviewing the videos numerous times has finally cemented a process that is entirely new to me! Dennis' commentary also has led me to a whole new way of thinking in the abstract so that I am painting the essence of a subject, not a realistic rendition. I am excited beyond words and am looking forward to the next segment. Thanks so much Dennis."
– C.D.

There are many teachers who teach excellent technique through the medium of recorded video and even through live-streaming online.

But at The Perrin Method™ we combine the technology of interactive live-streaming, recorded video, worldwide community, and even direct access for questions and answers, and all of this with content that remains available for a lifetime, long after the course is completed.


On top of that, we bring to life, through careful, step-by-step instruction, the power of meditation, imagination, and intentionality in bringing your complete self to the easel every time you attempt to paint.

Dennis will take you right into the garden with him as he masterfully renders these luscious beauties into paint!

Peonies have long been one his favorite subjects, and his most coveted paintings, and he is now ready to share with you and the world his secrets for capturing this elusive subject onto canvas.

Through high quality live & recorded video and in the moment narration, Perrin will share live demonstrations direct from his garden and studio.

From Dennis:

"I encourage my students to first practice visualizing the finished painting in their mind’s eye before they even touch a brush or paint. In fact, we often begin our classes with a guided meditation that encourages them to “see” the finished painting.

I then invite them to step slightly back and see that the painting is mounted on their easel, just below is their palette covered in swirls of paint, with brushes and paraphernalia nearby. I also invite them to “see” their own hand and to realize that they are the artist that created this painting.
Through this process, the student enters the role of being the creator of this work and sets the stage for them to now “allow” the painting to come into being in real, physical terms.

This simple but powerful shift takes the painting process to a whole new level!"

This online course features live streaming lessons directly from Master Painter Dennis Perrin in the garden & the studio.

Dennis Perrin is much more than a teacher of painting.

He is a life coach that will both inspire and imbue you with the powerful teachings of The Law of Attraction, bringing to you an awareness of how this powerful, universal Law can elevate your paintings to heights you may not have even imagined for yourself.

There are few if any teachers of painting that include in their teaching the “secrets of the Universe” that hold tremendous potential for your evolution as an Artist and as an individual.

Connect with the Virtual community and join Dennis from anywhere in the world!


Our virtual community works on any computer or smart device. You will also be able to connect with Dennis and the other students. 

About Master Painter Dennis Perrin


Dennis Perrin can best be described as a painter of light as it illuminates and describes the subject. Mr. Perrin always chooses to paint in front of the subject, not content to settle for photography or video as painting material. Dennis has been called an American Impressionist Painter in the Boston School tradition, and that is not surprising since among his greatest influences are the American Painters John Singer Sargeant, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Benson, as well as the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour. Other major influences have been Diego Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer,  Thomas Dewing, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph DeCamp, and so many others.

A former member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Mr. Perrin paints in order to express his great love for the beauty seen all around, especially in his immediate environment. Dennis studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art with M. Dell Weller, who taught him the power of seeing and translating that vision into paint. He continues his studies exploring the subtleties of light through paint. Among his favorite subjects are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life, and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures. Though not as frequently seen in his work, Perrin is an avid plein air painter of the New England landscape.

To view the artist's current work, please visit the Gallery website here.

What's Included in this Course:

3 Modules of live lessons, instructional videos, and material with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

A Pre-Study Module

Email Support

Online Virtual Community for Lifetime Access

Private Facebook Group for Students

3 Live Q&A Sessions with teacher Dennis Perrin

 Sign up anytime and go at your own pace!