From the time Denise was a child growing up on the plains of Nebraska - Nature was and continues to be her muse. At home in the woods or along a river bank, there is a deep connection that transcends words and a sense of time. Color and texture blur the lines between abstraction and representational imagery as intuition becomes the guide to the completion of a piece, whether it is a painting, pastel, print or a combination of any of the above.
Denise's formal training began with a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and carried on through a concentration in Painting & Drawing through the Pennsylvania State University where she received an MFA. The majority of her teaching and art career has been located in Wisconsin where there is an endless bounty of natural inspiration.