"Got the Blues"
12x9, Oil (1897)
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"Intrigued by the effect of light on objects and the interesting shadows it creates, my challenge and goal is to capture it in each painting, hence, captivating the viewer with it and thereby creating an emotional response.
Finding much of my inspiration from nature, architecture, and coastal scenes, I long to invite the viewer into each scene, inspiring them to be aware of the magnificent beauty created for our pleasure.
Artwork from the 2017 Paint Out
"Welcoming the Light"
20x16, Oil (1937)
$1800 plus tax
8x16, Oil (1966)
$1000 plus tax
"Take Me to the Cross"
14x11, Oil (2002)
10x10, Oil (2064)
$900 plus tax
5x7, Oil (2065)
$325 plus tax
6x12, Oil (2066)
$650 plus tax
Kathleen Denis, a native South Floridian, was first given art lessons at the age of four. Earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Miami she continued in this profession for the following ten years. With a desire to be a painter, she then studied under several noted artists, including Jeanne Dobie, Kenn Backhaus, Camille Przewodek and Mike Rooney. Since 1994, Kathleen has painted professionally in watercolors and oils, exhibiting in art industry trade shows in NYC, Atlanta and California, gallery exhibits and juried outdoor art shows. Becoming one of the nation's leading "licensed artists" since 1998, her artwork can be found on numerous home decor and gift products, including wallpaper, kitchenware and textiles. These products and prints are found in movies, gift shops, department and home decor stores, including Bed, Bath and Beyond and Home Depot, resorts, galleries, hospitals and hotels, as well as private collections, both nationally and internationally.
Presently, Kathleen shows her original oil paintings in fine art galleries, exhibits, and juried Plein Air events. Using a "painterly", impressionistic style, often in "PleinAir", she is recognized and awarded with great acceptance. The effect of light on her subject is a great challenge and goal in each of her paintings, hence, captivating the viewer with it and thereby creating an emotional response. Finding much of her inspiration from nature, coastal scenes and quaint cottages, the impressions of peace and solitude, a hallmark of her work, invite the viewer into each scene to spend time resting, reading and praying.
Kathleen currently resides in the Florida Keys with her husband, Jeff, and their three adorable Yorkies, Barney, Ruby and Callie. Her husband, Jeff, a Pastor of Calvary Chapel Florida Keys, manages Kathleen Denis Designs.
Awards and Exhibitions
- 2014 - 1st Place in Plein Air Category - Purple Isle Art Guild Annual Art Show, Key Largo, FL
- Image Artist - Paradise Paint Out Plein Air Invitational, Islamorada Key, Florida, January 2015
- Associate Member, Oil Painters of America in 2013
- 2013 - Best of Show and People's Choice Awards - Purple Isle Art Guild Annual Art Show, Key Largo, FL
- 2013 - Teachers Exhibition and Demo, Ocean Reef Artist League - Key Largo, FL
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