High Season in Tucson. Challenging days for outdoor painting.
My Tucson Barrio Painting Group is starting later in the day because of the colder temps in the mornings.
Here's to a prosperous New Year.
I have a new gallery affiliation starting in February. More news to follow
Tucson Desert Art Museum -Four Corners Gallery Tucson AZ
Tubac Center for the Arts
Tubac AZ ongoing
Xanadu Gallery- on line
7039 E.Main St #101
Agua Caliente Ranch House Art Gallery March 3-April 4,2018
Agua Caliente Park in conjunction with the Pima County National Resources Parks
Open Studios of Santa Cruz County , Tubac Golf Resort Featured Artist
Denyse has been featured in Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden Magazine & the Arizona Daily Star.
Supporter of TROT, American Cancer Society, Long Realty Cares Foundation
UofA Art Museum-Bouquets to Art, Humane Society
Her work is collected locally, nationally & internationally in private collections.
Cards of my images are available at the Tubac Center for the Arts gift shop & Desert Artisans Gallery on Tanque Verde in Tucson
Available for Demos/Talks/Commissions Accepted
Some of my favorite places to paint in Tucson are the barrio areas of town. The heart of Tucson can be found in the adobe homes and narrow lanes.
oil on board
Most of what you see are my painting around the area of Southern AZ where I live. Winters are frosty in the mornings(we're high desert). Summers are hot, so I have been going out at 6:30 in the morning to capture the sights. The light and then the heat are big factors to plein air painting in the Summer here.
The working women here are engaged with nature,spirituality and politics. Using the female figure as an iconic image, I take a common visual image and arrange it into conceptually layered pieces. Angel,goddess,queen... strong women roles.
I've been exploring the mystique of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the cult status coming from Mexico. Various themes; sacred & pagen/ woman & mother/ goddess & queen. My Guadalupes are strong images,engaging you directly in their sights. Compassionate and comforting. I've expanaded into images of head studies, angels, queens as well as my Madonna of Tucson.
Traditional and not traditional roles for women; cowgirls, circus performers.