As a child growing up in western Canada, Denise recalls using clay (or gumbo as it was known as) to fashion animal figures, and would harden them in her mother's oven.
Following her teaching career in Art, her interests turned to copying the masters, a very valuable analytical process. Denise paid homage to artists such as Cassatt, Constable, Harris, Leduc, Millet and Monet.
Sculptural work while in the Arctic, psychological portraits alongside theatrical performances in Florida, watercolours of the Rockies; Denise is continually exploring a variety of mediums.
Her most recent work has taken on a whole new direction of Spirit led expression. Her latest paintings reflect the human condition and the reshaping of a new world that begs a greater "raison d'être."
Graduated from McGill U. with honours, B Ed in the Arts, recipient of the Elizabeth Jaques Award, the following is a resume of Denise's professional career related to Art.
Pangnirtung Nunavut Adult drawing and painting course
St. Lambert, Que Adult W/C course
Montreal, Que 3 Highschools - Art Instruction
Morrisburg, On Youth summer drawing class
Morrisburg, On UCV drawing Lessons
Hudson, Que Lakeshore Artists Guild Exhibition
Morrisburg, On South Dundas A.G. Exhibition
Ville de Lac Brome, Que Agri Exhibition
Morrisburg, On UCV Exhibition
Florida Highland's A.G. Exhibition
Commissioned work Christmas Card Series-UCV, Illustrations,