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DENISE GILROY

Denise loves nature and it has been the most influential aspect of her art career. Denise is draw to nature and loves to paint what she sees; bringing to life the beautiful places she is in. She enjoys the challenge of painting plein air which is painting what you see whether out in a meadow, by a lake or stream or in front of an imposing mountain. Painting plein air requires the painter to quickly put down what they are seeing so as to capture the moment, the light and sometimes even the wildlife that comes and goes.

Preferring to paint outdoors, Denise will occasionally paint in her studio. This is when she does most of her animal paintings.

 

Most recently, she has begun using a palette knife which forces her painting to be less about detail and a bit more impressionistic.

Denise Gilroy has a background in graphic design which led her into the fine art world. Her real desire has always been to paint. Denise has also been able to take many workshops; some from noted artists Kathleen Dunphy and Skip Whitcomb.

Denise is currently showing in Cisco’s Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, ID and participated in the Art Tour in CDA this past June. She has shown and participated in numerous other galleries and art shows throughout California and the Southwest (see list below).

SHOWS

2014 Small Works Holiday "Deck the Walls" Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA

2014 Stockton Art League, Haggin Museum

2014 Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite Valley, CA

2014 Best & The Brightest, Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale, AZ

2013 Holiday Treasures, Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island, CA

2012 Stockton Art League, Haggin Museum

2012 SourceTek Online Catalog Cover Contest

2012 Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2011 Mother Lode Juried Art Show, Placerville Art Assoc., CA

2011 "Less Is More" LPAPA Show at the Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2011 LPAPA 7th Annual "Best of Plein Air" Juried Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2011 Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2011 Best & The Brightest, Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale, AZ

2010 Stockton Art League Exhibit at Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA

2010 North Tahoe Plein Air, Northstar At Tahoe, CA

2010 Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

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AWARDS

2014 Honorable Mention Stockton Art League, Haggin Museum

2012 Honorable Mention Stockton Art League, Haggin Museum

2012 Honorable Mention SourceTek Online Catalog Cover Contest

2011 Award of Merit, Mother Lode Juried Art Show, Placerville Art Assoc., CA

2011 Honorable Mention LPAPA 7th Annual "Best of Plein Air" Juried Show, Laguna Beach, CA

Grass Chompers
Winter Bright
Flower Child
Heading for Cover
Otter Playground
Camouflage
Last Night's Moon
Red Head
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