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Kathleen Denis

What inspires you to create art? When I see strong light striking an object and creating interesting shadows and vibrant colors, I long to paint it.

How would you describe your style? My paintings are impressionistic. I enjoy emphasizing light and shadows, vibrant colors, and juicy brush strokes.

How did you first get interested in art? I took my first art lessons at age 4. The teacher was a fashion illustrator who taught me how to draw figures by having me copy a photo, then removing the image and having me sketch it from memory.

Where did you study art? I received a degree in graphic design from the University of Miami and took workshops from artists such as Kenn Backhaus, Camille Przewodek, Joseph McGurl, and Anne Blair Brown.

What is your creative process like? I create studies for composition, values, and color. Once I select a study that best represents what I want to depict, I transfer it onto canvas with a warm color. Then I apply the darks with thin paint, followed by middle values, and then the lighter colors, building up to thick brush strokes.

What have been some of the highlights of your career? In the mid-1990s my art was discovered by numerous companies that applied my images to home décor and gift products. When a major wallpaper company introduced a full book of my images, this began an exciting career as a licensed artist. Later I formed a nonprofit called Door of Hope Outreach and began using my art to minister to women in jails and youth detention centers.

Where can collectors find your work? Our Place In Paradise Gallery, Islamorada, FL; On the Waterfront Gallery, Apalachicola, FL; www.kathleendenis.com.

Terry Houseworth

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