Denise grew up in Guernsey, by the sea, surrounded by animals who inspired her love of the natural world. She studied photography at Bournemouth College of Art before turning to paint and becoming a painter of animals and landscapes with a particular fondness for cats.
As an artist who clearly loves animals, Denise's colourful work explores the unique personalities of her subjects with an intimacy and deftness of touch while filling her canvas with warmth and humour. Denise works in a range of media, including oils, acrylics and watercolour. Recently she has started working with resins and pigments, creating unique, glittering, jewelled artworks for the wall as well as smaller pieces as wearable art, exquisite brooches and necklaces of cats, hares, foxes and other animals.
Denise exhibits regularly around the country and abroad. She joined the Society of Feline Artists in 2004 and has exhibited in their London show every year since, winning the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery Prize in 2007 for 'Lick Me!'. She is currently owned by three cats who have her well trained!