BEAUTY: art, gifts, decor

Some people find their calling early in life. Some find it later. Denise H. Cooperman-Brachman (D. Harrison) found it at a young age. From her early childhood, growing up in Beverly Hills, she had a deep and compelling love of the arts and found expression in many ways. Denise was an award-winning artist, starting as early as elementary school exhibiting work in Beverly Hills. She was one of only 30 children selected from the LA area to study at UCLA as part of a special program. Ever-industrious, she designed, manufactured and sold handbags and jewelry during her junior and senior year in high school.


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 70’s 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 people’s 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 Denise’s current works merge her experiences in the furniture industry with a certain edginess, called “sassy” by Gallery owner Paula Farley Jackson.

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.


All images appearing on this site are the copyrighted property of their respective artists.


Beauty Art, Gifts & Décor
3857 Providence Rd., #200, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Tel: 610-353-4569 Email:

Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 4:00 p.m. (thru 12/23/18)
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