Hello and welcome to Denise Duker's art pages!
My art is inspired by wanderlust and a deep reverence for the natural world and the diverse people in it.
I am fascinated with the mystical and the unexpected. One never knows which way a painting is going to lead you.
I believe a painting has it's own way of evolving and sometimes you just have to get out of the way and let the process happen. There is magic in every moment. If I can catch that moment in my art, and I can share with you that spark of joy and mystery, then I am successful.
I came to art making early, my Dad was a painter by hobby, albeit a passionate hobby. I started painting in
oils in grade school since those were the materials we had around the house. I stayed on the art path with a BFA from Sacramento State University and a MAED from Auburn at Montgomery. Teaching public school art for 18 years was a gift but it wasn't until I retired that I could throw myself into making art and exploring the world full time. I haven't met a medium I don't like. I work in Oils, Watercolors, Acrylics, Collage , and Printmaking.
I can't imagine a more exciting and challenging practice than making art.
I am grateful for every moment of this journey.
My work is available in original format, prints, and commission.
Represented by Gallery 113
125 1/2 N. Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO. 80903
Pikes Peak Arts Council
Pikes Peak Watercolor
Plein Aire Artists Colorado
American Impressionist Society