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Denise Henley

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2014

Artworks for sale: 40

(4)

United States

About Denise Henley

 
 
  • Biography
    I work mainly in three mediums: oil, pastel and acrylic in what would be considered a "Realistic" style, however, lately I have been striving for a more painterly look  by letting go of my grip on the accuracy of representation, honoring instead, the integrity of the paint and the brush stroke. To this end, I will often reach for a painting knife instead of a paintbrush. It is my intention to paint as simply as possible, rendering only that which is essential to my message and omitting unnecessary marks that only serve to complicate and make for a banal work of art.

    For me, the human figure is the most beautiful and perhaps the most difficult of subject matters, but one I am most intrigued by. While I often use photographs as reference material, I prefer to paint from life - it is my goal to paint exclusively from life. My passion for art is all consuming and prompts me to engage in some artistic form daily.

    I study the works of both old and new masters and have several favorites but if I were to name a few, they would be: John Singer Sargent, Rembrandt, Degas, Pino, John Howard Sanden, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt.
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  • Education

    1982 - 1986

    Southeastern Louisiana University

  • Awards

    2011

    Grand Champion Professional

    Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival

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    2011

    Grand Champion Professional

    Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival

    2011

    Popular Choice Award Professional

    Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

    2011

    Art Guild Purchase Award

    Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

    2007

    Purchase Patron Award

    Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

    2007

    Second Place

    Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

    2007

    Popular Choice Award

    Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

    2006

    People's Choice Award

    Studio Tour and Silent Auction

    2004

    People's Choice Award

    St. Regis Hotel, Aspen, Colorado

    2004

    Honorable Mention

    Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Local Artists

    Dates: Oct. 4, 2013 - Nov. 8, 2013

    Venue: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA

    Local artists were invited to exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum.

    Event: Glenwood Springs Annual Fall Art Festival

    Dates: Sept. 12, 2011 - Sept. 18, 2011

    Venue: Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA

    Artists from around the country are invited to exhibit in this art festival where their work is juried and awarded ribbons.

    Event: Denise Henley

    Dates: Sept. 1, 2008 - Sept. 1, 2009

    Venue: Aspen Gallery at The Highlands, Aspen, Colorado, USA

    A new artist at this gallery

    Event: Glenwood Springs Annual Fall Art Festival

    Dates: Sept. 10, 2007 - Sept. 16, 2007

    Venue: Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA

    Artists from around the country are invited to exhibit in this festival and their work is juried and awarded ribbons.

    Event: Denise Henley

    Dates: June 30, 2006 - Dec. 31, 2008

    Venue: Aspen Colors Gallery, Basalt, Colorado, USA

    Solo Opening Exhibition. A new member of the gallery

    Event: Glenwood Springs Annual Fall Art Festival

    Dates: Sept. 13, 2004 - Sept. 19, 2004

    Venue: Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA

    Artists are invited from across the country to exhibit in this festival and their work is juried and awarded ribbons.

Links


Education

1982 - 1986

Southeastern Louisiana University


Awards

2011

First Place Professional

Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival

Show more awards Hide

2011

Grand Champion Professional

Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival

2011

Popular Choice Award Professional

Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

2011

Art Guild Purchase Award

Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

2007

Purchase Patron Award

Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

2007

Second Place

Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

2007

Popular Choice Award

Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

2006

People's Choice Award

Studio Tour and Silent Auction

2004

People's Choice Award

St. Regis Hotel, Aspen, Colorado

2004

Honorable Mention

Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Fall Art Festival

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Local Artists

Dates: Oct. 4, 2013 - Nov. 8, 2013

Venue: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA

Local artists were invited to exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum.

Event: Glenwood Springs Annual Fall Art Festival

Dates: Sept. 12, 2011 - Sept. 18, 2011

Venue: Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA

Artists from around the country are invited to exhibit in this art festival where their work is juried and awarded ribbons.

Event: Denise Henley

Dates: Sept. 1, 2008 - Sept. 1, 2009

Venue: Aspen Gallery at The Highlands, Aspen, Colorado, USA

A new artist at this gallery

Event: Glenwood Springs Annual Fall Art Festival

Dates: Sept. 10, 2007 - Sept. 16, 2007

Venue: Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA

Artists from around the country are invited to exhibit in this festival and their work is juried and awarded ribbons.

Event: Denise Henley

Dates: June 30, 2006 - Dec. 31, 2008

Venue: Aspen Colors Gallery, Basalt, Colorado, USA

Solo Opening Exhibition. A new member of the gallery

Event: Glenwood Springs Annual Fall Art Festival

Dates: Sept. 13, 2004 - Sept. 19, 2004

Venue: Glenwood Springs Art Guild, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA

Artists are invited from across the country to exhibit in this festival and their work is juried and awarded ribbons.


 

Biography

I work mainly in three mediums: oil, pastel and acrylic in what would be considered a "Realistic" style, however, lately I have been striving for a more painterly look  by letting go of my grip on the accuracy of representation, honoring instead, the integrity of the paint and the brush stroke. To this end, I will often reach for a painting knife instead of a paintbrush. It is my intention to paint as simply as possible, rendering only that which is essential to my message and omitting unnecessary marks that only serve to complicate and make for a banal work of art.

For me, the human figure is the most beautiful and perhaps the most difficult of subject matters, but one I am most intrigued by. While I often use photographs as reference material, I prefer to paint from life - it is my goal to paint exclusively from life. My passion for art is all consuming and prompts me to engage in some artistic form daily.

I study the works of both old and new masters and have several favorites but if I were to name a few, they would be: John Singer Sargent, Rembrandt, Degas, Pino, John Howard Sanden, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt.
 
 
 
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