When you look at her birdscapes, you may recognize local birds and backgrounds of the Pacific Northwest. Other paintings show scenes from far-off Florida, or even Europe, Asia, or Antarctica.
When you watch wild birds, you may see one nibbling grass seeds a few feet away from you, or you may see just a tiny speck flying off in the distance. Similarly, the artist has chosen to paint some birds up close and personal, and others only as small, far-away elements in the landscape. Of course, the more you learn about bird behavior, and the more patient you are in waiting for them to come closer, the more chances you’ll have to see birds up close in wondrous detail.
Denise is grateful to have learned from marvelous teachers, to have been able to travel to some amazing far-flung locations, and to share a love of birds with interesting and interested people around the world.
'Birds Near and Far' will be in the Gallery Oak Gallery through the end of June 2022. The Garry Oak Gallery may periodically close for Center programs or private events. Please call in advance to ensure the exhibit is accessible.