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Denise Kelly

Denise Kelly was born in Paris, France and came to the United States at seventeen. Her love of art began when she was a child. In a recent issue of Cape Cod Life it was stated that “Ms. Kelly has transferred the professionalism, creativity, and precision of her former career as a successful fashion designer to her current passion for painting. In a relatively short time she has established herself as one of the Cape’s most ‘talked-about’ new artists.” As a master of atmosphere, each painting that Ms. Kelly creates requires a total emotional involvement in capturing a visual impression and in expressing the mood that it inspires. Through the use of bold compositions and soft brushstrokes Ms. Kelly captures the ever changing and moody atmosphere of a New England landscape. She invites the viewer to be drawn into the scene and share that mood – the peace of a tranquil retreat, the promise of a beautiful day or the mystery of a sheltered cove. Inspired by Helen Van Wyk and by her teacher and mentor, Curtis Rosser, Ms. Kelly renders her landscapes and town scenes in a painterly fashion that is strongly tonalistic. Oil is her favorite medium because of its sensuousness and myriad of colors and she uses it skillfully to create vibrant landscapes. Currently living on Cape Cod, Ms. Kelly has won several awards including “Best of Show” in the Leo Diehl Show in 1997 and first prize in oil in 1998. Her work is in numerous private collections in both the United States and

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Themes in Work:

landscapes, Cape towns, animals

Professional Affiliations:

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Art Associations

Where Work is Displayed:

Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts

Fees / Price Range:

$1000 to $5000

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