After high school, it was off to college at the University
of Colorado at Boulder to study art. It was at that point that life
got in the way but still Denise found ways to integrate art into
her daily routine. She combined her love of jewelry and bling
and opened up a salon in La Jolla where she created nail-art.
During the 70s this was quite unique and she was featured
on the local talk show several times and written up by Frank Rhodes
for the newspaper. She also studied jewelry-making and apprenticed
in Denver, Colorado before relocating back to California. She later
made her artistic tastes available to others by becoming an Interior
Designer in Philadelphia and spent three decades in the furniture
industry, furnishing peoples lives with joy, art and functionality.
Denise yearned to get back into painting and after
a 30-year hiatus; she picked up her brush and started back on canvas.
Denise is currently studying under the tutelage of Jim Repenning,
a well-known artist in Southern NJ. Many of Denises current
works merge her experiences in the furniture industry with a certain
edginess, called sassy by Gallery owner Paula Farley
Says Denise My rebirth of painting has given
me an immense array of emotions from out-loud laughter to tears
of challenge. I am immersed into another world as I paint and I
have filled another dimension of my life.
Denise is branching out into her bling bodies
series combining jewelry with the beauty of the female figure. Her
new works are on display in Aspen, Co and Newtown Square, Pa. These
unique and dazzling figures make for amazing art in the home or
in a high-end commercial setting.
Denise currently lives in Cherry Hill, NJ. She is
married and has two boys who are her pride and joy.