Published July 6, 2018

by Jim Cornelius


Dennis McGregor's new book, "You Stole My Name," was born out of a serendipitous accident. "I had some free time and I just wanted to paint something fun," McGregor recalled. He painted a turtle climbing up a barbed-wire fence with a bird watching him.  "Without realizing it, I started painting a turtledove," he said.  The artist got a kick out of the juxtaposition - and so did others.  "The first people that saw it responded so favorably to it, I thought, 'Maybe I'm on to something,"' he said.

Dennis McGregor's "Buck Jump" wall mural is added The Gallimaufry in Sisters, Oregon

Published April 3, 2018


Folks in Sisters are used to seeing deer roaming around town, even crossing Cascade Avenue in a crosswalk. Now there's one jumping across the moon.

A work crew last week installed Dennis McGregor's mural of "Buck" leaping across the face of a full moon and over the Three Sisters mountains on the face of The Gallimaufry on the corner of Cascade Avenue and Elm Street.

Art in the High Desert coming to Bend

Dennis McGregor creates another Sister Folk Festival poster for 2018
Read More: Dennis McGregor commissioned to paint wall murals in the Old Mill

Published August 22, 2018


Several new outdoor murals are in the works for various locations throughout the Old Mill District...

Dennis McGregor and his new book "You Stole My Name"
Dennis McGregor wall murals to be displayed throughout the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon
Dennis McGregor and his new book "You Stole My Name" is featured in the Nugget News Sisters, Oregon

Dennis Mcgregor news

July NEWS 2017


As artist, Dennis spent a decade developing his unique illustrative style, eventually earning a national reputation for outstanding work...

Dennis McGregor featured in Bend Magazine
Dennis McGregor's "Buck Jump" wall mural is added The Gallimaufry in Sisters, Oregon

Published August 29, 2018

by Teafly Peterson


It’s been 18 years since Dennis McGregor painted his first Sisters Folk Festival poster. Over the years, the annual image has become a moment captured in time, honoring a town and its dedication to the arts. This year is no different. 


“In the beginning people said, why don’t you just do an image of an instrument and do a different instrument each year. But then I decided I wanted to have a human element in there,” reflects McGregor. After the third year, he began what he called a “Local Treasures” series, featuring local musicians, with their instruments, as a shout-out to the growing musical community in Sisters. 

Sisters artist's book is on the street

Dennis McGregor

Read More: Dennis McGregor - article in the Nugget News July 6, 2018 Buck Jumps
New book "You Stole My Name" by Dennis McGregor is featured in the Source Weekly

Dennis McGregor's Sisters Folk Fest Posters Run The Gamut From Political And Silly, To Art Inspired By Traditional Themes 

Read More: New book "You Stole My Name" by Dennis McGregor is featured in the Source Weekly

Loved Our Cover Art?

Here's The Renaissance Man Behind The "Cat-Fish." 

Read More: Dennis McGregor and his faithful dog Hank featured in Bend Magazine
Quilting Bee by Dennis McGregor, Sisters Oregon available for sale at Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop
Read More: Wall art by Dennis McGregor available for sale at the Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop
Dennis McGregor featured in The Source Weekly

Published July 19, 2018

by Kim Himstreet 


"About three years ago, well-known Sisters artist and musician Dennis ­McGregor painted a picture of a turtle climbing on a fence. “Just for fun” he added a turtle dove sitting on the fence watching the turtle. As McGregor wondered why two creatures that seemed nothing alike shared a name, the idea...". 

Read More: Dennis McGregor's "Buck Jump" wall mural is added The Gallimaufry in Sisters, Oregon
Dennis McGregor and his new book "You Stole My Name"
New book "You Stole My Name" by Dennis McGregor is featured in the Source Weekly
Read More: 2018 Sisters Folk Festival Poster by Dennis McGregor

Published October 18, 2018

by Lee Lewis Husk


Dennis McGregor mixes humor with colorful, whimsical notes in his paintings, writings and songs.


For a sixtysomething guy who says he’s never had a “RG”—a real gig that offers conversation around a water cooler or employer-paid benefits—Dennis McGregor hasn’t had trouble staying busy. Instead of punching a clock, he’s followed his creative impulses to build a life around painting, music, songwriting, book illustration and writing. “I’ve never had a job, but it’s on my bucket list,” he joked.


McGregor’s sense of humor is evident in the playful work he creates. His second book, You Stole My Name, published in 2017, is a series of humorous play-on-word paintings that pair an animal with the animal from which it takes its name. For instance, a parrot is coupled with a parrot fish, a cowbird sits on a cow and an elephant seal swims with an elephant. The animals are colorful and whimsical, painted in opaque water colors known as gouache.

Dennis McGregor and his new book "You Stole My Name" were featured in The Bulletin
Wall art by Dennis McGregor available for sale at the Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop

'Buck' jumps in to Sisters' art scene

Published November 30, 2017
by Teafly Peterson


It all started when Dennis McGregor painted a small turtle hanging out on a barbed wire fence. Next to it, he painted a dove, and then he realized "Ah, turtle dove!" It took off from there. He began thinking of all the animal combinations he could: spider monkey, tiger shrimp, catfish and so on.



Read More: Dennis McGregor featured in the July News 2017 Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop

ARTIST, WRITER AND MUSICIAN DENNIS MCGREGOR HAS NEVER HAD A “REAL JOB”

Sisters Artist Dennis McGregor KickStarts "You Stole My Name"

Dennis McGregor and his faithful dog Hank featured in Bend Magazine