A painter born and raised in Los Angeles, Denise grew up in a family of visual artists, including her father and grandfather, both cinematographers. Denise learned early on the importance of framing and lighting to set a scene and the power of stringing scenes together to tell a compelling story.
After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Denise worked as an Illustrator, Muralist, and Greeting Card Designer before discovering her métier of painting with acrylics and colored pencil. She is inspired largely by traveling with her family, and currently lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles.
2020 100 Voices 100 Artists Saatchi Art online exhibition
2017 - present Emerging Artists Digital Display, Saatchi Gallery, London, England, UK
2014 “Summertime” Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California, USA
2012 “Open Call LA” Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
2003 MTA NoHo Mural Project, City of Los Angeles, North Hollywood, California, USA