April 26 - June 9th, 2018 'Solo Show, New Works' Amelia Douglas Gallery, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC. Opening, meet the artist TBA. New works where abstract and text meet creating a comprehensive dialogue.
June 19 - July 30th, 2017 '150 Group Show' Roam Gallery, City Square Mall, 555 W.12th, Vancouver BC. Meet the artists TBA. 150 works of art, selling for $150 each for Canada's 150th birthday! This will be an innovative and dynamic show, come to see what Canada means to these artists. No doubt there will be a piece that will speak to your heart too.
May 22 - June 18th, 2017 'Group Show' Roam Gallery, City Square Mall, 555 W. 12th, Vancouver BC. Meet the artists TBA
April 18 - May 22, 2017 'Cinco de Mayo' at Roam Galery, City Square Mall, 555 W. 12th, Vancouver, BC. Meet the artists Friday May 5th 4-7pm.
March 13 - April 17, 2017 'My Roadside Attraction' at Roam Gallery, City Square Shopping Centre, 555 W. 12th, Vancouver, BC. Meet the artists April 1st 3-7pm. Beautiful and colourful art for your home or business by Vancouver artists. All work available for purchase online through the Roam Gallery website. Thanks for supporting our local artists!
Oct 2-Jan 7th, 2017 'Holiday Show' at Roam Gallery, City Square Shopping Centre, 555 W 12th, Vancouver BC. Meet the artists rececption Sunday December 4, 1-5pm. Stop by to view creative sculptures and amazing art by many local artists from Vancouver. All art $60, $120 or $240. I will be in attendance on Thursdays Nov 24, Dec 8 and Dec 15 from 11-5pm.
July 10 - 30, 2016 'Canuck and I' at Roam Gallery, City Square Shopping Centre 555 W 12th Ave, Vancouver BC. Meet the artists reception Saturday July 16, 6-10pm. All welcome to attend. Further viewing by appointment.
June 5 - July 9, 2016 'Group Show' at Roam Gallery, City Square Shopping Centre 555 W 12 Ave, Vancouver BC. Viewing by appointment.
Surrey Art Gallery Gift Shop, see SAG website for open hours.
Art-making has evoked within me a new sense of wonderment and a vehicle of expression. My work is a sensitive collaboration between the heart and the mind; the heart portrays it's emotion through the use of color and the mind, through it's reasoning, expresses itself with markings and movements; it's intentions.
My art-making is based on my internal balances, as well as the beliefs and sensibilities I possess. Art speaks my internal language, it represents my artistry.
The processes of art I have explored have given me freedom to continue to evolve towards who I am as a contemporary artist. I am blessed as I venture into this creative realm of expressing myself through new works drawn from the creative soul, intellect, intuition and boundless imagination. Thank you for visiting the online studio.
Denise's studio is at 2709 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody, City of the Arts on Burrard Inlet in BC. Denise has a private studio in a shared warehouse space with 11 other artists. Viewing is by appointment only, please email if you would like a studio visit.
Canadian Artist's Representation, CARFAC Member
2017 'My Roadside Attraction', Roam Gallery, Vanc. BC, March 12 - April 18
2017 BC Home & Garden Show, Vanc. BC, February 23
2017 'I Love Canuck', Roam Gallery, Vanc. BC, February 5 - March 11
2017 Fresh From The Coast, Sechelt, BC. Realism art.
2016 Fresh From The Coast, Sechelt, BC. Realism art.
2016 Holiday Show, Roam Gallery, Vanc. BC, October 2 - January 7
2016 'Canuck and I', Roam Gallery, Vanc. BC, July 10 - July 30
Group Show, Roam Gallery, Vanc. BC, June 5 - July 9
2015 'The Joy of Color', Gallery Bistro, Port Moody BC, solo show
2013 Blackberry Gift Shop Christmas Show, Port Moody BC.
2013 Blackberry Gift Shop, Port Moody BC, juried member
2013 Annual Studio Tours, Esplanade Studios, Port Moody BC, since 2005
2013 Port Moody Library, solo show
2012 'Positively Petite', Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC, group show
'Surrey Art Gallery Christmas Boutique', Surrey BC, participant
Surrey Art Gallery Gift Shop, juired member
2012 SAG Art Rental Program, pariticipant
2012 Joe Transolini Offices, Port Moody BC, two person show
2004 'Electronic Ave Studios Christmas Show', Port Moody BC
'Enlightened Presence', Electronic Ave Studios, curated show
Annual Studio Tour, Electronic Ave Studios, Port Moody BC, group
2003 Annual Studio Tour, Electronic Ave Studios, Port Moody BC, group
'Electronic Avenue Artisist Inaugral Show', Port Moody BC, group
2002 'BC Festival of the Arts', Surrey BC, juried show
'New Works', UniverSoul Gallery of Art, Coquitlam BC, solo show
2001 'Replicating the Masters', Wiseman Studio of Art, Coquitlam BC, solo
'Anything But Water Media', Federation of Can. Artists, juried
'Working in Acrylics', Wiseman Studio of Art, Coquitlam BC, solo
2000 'The Impressionists in Pastel', Gallagher's Espresso Bar, Coq, solo
'Inaugral Show', UniverSoul Gallery of Art, Coquitlam BC, solo
'Ninefold Exhibition', Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC, group show
1997 'Arnold Mikelson Arts Festival', Surrey BC, juried
'The Realistic Eye', Gallaghers Espresso Bar, Coquitlam BC, solo
1996 'Four-Sum Exhibition', Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC, group show
1994 'Four-Sum Inaugral Show', New Westminster BC, group show
Courses and Workshops :|
I am mainly self-taught, below is a list of workshops and courses I have taken over the years in support of my practice;
Gallery Proposals, Astrid Heyerdahl
Artist Statements, Astrid Heyerdahl
Marketing your Art, Chris Tyrell
Tibetan Thangka Painting, Kalsang Dawa
Mastering Acrylics, David Langevin
Watercolor Pourings, Elizabeth Wallace
Promoting you Art, Robert Genn
Taxation and the Arts, Robert McMurray
Professional Practices for Artists & Designers, prepared by Deborah Shackleton- joint pilot project with Emily Carr Institute of Art, Douglas College and Open Learning Agency
Selling Your Work, Martha Sturdy
Marketing and Self-Promotion for Artists, Alice Rich
Photo Documenting Your Art, Jeff Malmgren
Conte Drawing from the Renaissance Period, Rick O'Brien
I have taught classes at Wiseman Studio of Art title 'Replicating the Masters', where participants could replicate any Master's work of their choice in any medium.
This self-taught method of studying is how I began with my interest in the arts. Masters whom I've replicated include Cezanne, Degas, Cassatt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rembrandt and Monet.
Surrey Art Gallery, docent for school groups, Surrey BC
Burnaby Art Gallery, Art Rental Program, assistant, Burnaby BC
ArtsConnect, assisted with hanging group shows and opening receptions, Port Moody BC
Memberships: Current and Past:|
CARFAC- Canadian Artists Representation, Vancouver BC, current. Juried active member, past
Surrey Art Gallery Association, Surrey BC, current
ArtsConnect, Coquitlam BC, past
Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC, past
Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC, past
Burnaby Artists Guild, Burnaby BC, past
Burrard Inlet Artists Association, Port Moody BC, past
Paperviews Art Group - Co-founding member, New Westminster BC, past
Four-Sum Art Group - Co-founding member, Coquitlam BC, past
Employment in the Arts:|
Assistant to Judith M. Atkinson, mural painting in Burnaby and New Westminster elementary schools.
Assistant to Judith M. Atkinson, parade float design and painting for City of Burnaby, BC
I have rented commercial and warehouse space since 1997, in Coquitlam and Port Moody BC.
Currently my studio is within a warehouse space in Port Moody, City of the Arts. The building is located along Burrard Inlet adjacent to Rocky Point Park. We are a group of eleven artists with private studios in this two storey warehouse.
At Esplanade Studios we are a community of supportive artists who look to each other for networking and fellowship.