Known as a “Renaissance Woman”, Denise has directed “Meet The Artists” since 1962 and now presents two nationally recognized art shows each year. A former commissioner of The Connecticut Commission on the Arts, gallery director, Corporate Art Consultant and investor, commercial interior designer, art juror and consultant to statewide civic organizations, fashion designer, art and antique restorer, historian and lecturer, she is frequently interviewed on television as the only American Limner using the jewel dust technique.
Though her subjects, designs, and techniques are quite varied, the emotional statement in every painting clearly comes through – each bearing a subtle thread of similarity – unmistakably identifying it as her own expression of creativity aimed at the human heart.
Her works are in collections throughout Europe, South America, and nearly every state in the U.S. Noted collectors of her work are Leonard Bernstein, J. Paul Getty, Paul Mellon, Blanca Ossorio Patino, Vincent Price, Billy Rose, J. D. Salinger, Pamela J. Hoiles, Mayor & Mrs. Fred Lisman.
For many years she has been included in the both the Millennium edition of Who’s Who In America and Who’s Who in the World. Her studio, Angel Bower, is an eighteenth century carriage house used then as the first cobbler shop in Southern Connecticut.
Denise’s Meet the Artists and Artisans shows in Olde Mistick Village are celebrating their 43rd year in 2016.