An interest in photography and natural history are the foundation of Denise's work, which she then interprets in an abstract or distorted style, working in a variety of mediums and forms, from painting to textiles via sculpture. Her many years of travel around Europe, from East to West, have provided her with inspiration and motivation.
She started painting as a mature student initially taking a course in Art and Design at the then Brighton Polytechnic.
Denise is an active member of the Adur Art Collective and The Attic Club, both based in the Sussex area. Through these and other organisations she has exhibited across Sussex and in London, and has also opened her own home to the public as part of Artists Open Houses in conjunction with The Brighton Festival, where her tea and cakes in the garden have been as popular as her work.
Recently she has been inspired by the possibilities of using a sewing machine to create exciting textile designs. Her aim is to provide a colourful and eye-catching work of art.