A Body of Lifetime’s Artwork
At the heart of Denise’s artwork is a concern for the internal, expressed in her own unique visual language that brings sight to the psyche of the soul. She never shied away from the autobiographical. Instead, naturally like pen in ink, has used it as a well to draw from. Her talent is beyond compare as this Body of Artwork shows. For decades her artwork has revealed exceptional truths of the human condition and in her own distinctive voice has brought vision to the heart of survival.
Denise is a remarkable fine artist from London with an exceptional fine art education. She studied at the Byam Shaw School Of Fine Arts in London, England then achieved her PhD from the London School of Fine Arts in London. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Oxford, England. In 1997 she moved from London to the Midwest of the United States of America. In the winter of 1999 she was stricken by a rare neurological disease which left her disabled, an illness inflicting uncontrollable pain, spasm and grand mal seizures that left her isolated and housebound for close to two decades more. After a brain surgery in January of 2022, Denise passed away in February of 2023 at the age of 58.
It was Denise’s dream to have a gallery showing of her latest art. Sadly, the disease stole the opportunity from her. Stephen Smith Gallery is honored to fulfill her dream and share her life’s journey.