Denise spent her formative years growing up amidst the charm and architecture of the 1960's in Canterbury, a suburb of Melbourne. She worked in drafting and town planning before moving with her husband Richard to the visually stunning environs of Bright, a well known haven for artists nestled at the foot of Mr. Buffalo and Mt. Hotham.
After being spoilt for rural and mountain beauty Denise and family moved to her current home in Mt. Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula, an area abounding in the beauty of the sea. A subject Denise often returns to in her paintings.
The raising and educating of her four children meant the brush and paints remained idle until the vacant cubby house transformed into a well equipped studio. After a short course in acrylics with Felicity Liebert her defining moment came with her introduction to leading contemporary artist, Terrence John Hadler, with whom she has been studying with ever since.
Denise's style is steadily leaning towards contemporary abstract using mainly oils, but on occasion uses acrylics and mixed media.
Denise has successfully exhibited in many Mornington Peninsula Restaurants and Wineries, Manyung Gallery, Original Oz Art Gallery as well as numerous Art Shows and Exhilbitions on the Peninsula, North East Victoria and across metropolitan Melbourne receiving many awards for her work. Recently having a Solo exhibition at Gallery 307 in Northbridge, NSW.
She is a member of the Peninsula Artful Dodgers Art Group.
Highly commended – “The Artist” - Morning Sun Art Exhibition 2010
Peninsula Seascape Award – The “Waves at Cape Schanck” – Flinders Art Show 2011
Best Contemporary Painting - 'Red Sails' - The Bayside Art Show 2013
Special Award 'Pacific Rim' - Sorrento Art Exhibition 2014