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Artist Bio

Denise’s oil paintings reflect domestic animals, wildlife, and natural imagery of the southwest and west coast.  Her work combines realism and impressionism with an occasional abstract twist.  She uses broad brushstrokes and exaggerated color to capture the energy, movement, and expressions of her subjects.


Denise grew up in NM and spent countless hours watching her father paint southwest landscapes.  It sparked an interest that filled all electives in school with various art classes.  However, her aptitude in science and parent’s practical expectations of college lead her to several science degrees and a long rewarding career in laboratory medicine.


Denise now resides in Morgan Hill, CA with her husband and two dogs. She is loving retirement and the opportunity to paint new surroundings as she explores the west coast. When not painting and spending time with family, she and her husband love international travel.

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