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cerropaint@mac.com • 760-717-2024


There are so many wonderful avenues to take in art...I love the exploration!  That's what keeps me excited about this expressive journey...it's ever changing, aways adventurous and completely delightful.  I wake up most mornings ready to create and greet my studio with something in mind and start the days adventure from there.


Denise's background includes lengthy creative careers in both Visual Presentation and as a faux finish and mural artist.  Mural work eventually led her to painting on canvas and her merchandising eye for putting things together stirred an interests towards mixed media and assemblage art.  A self taught artist, once Denise discovered painting on canvas, she set about  learning as much as she could on different techniques and medias by taking numerous painting classes and workshops. Along with painting in her studio most days, Denise currently takes and teaches painting classes at Art On 30th in San Diego, and is part of the mentorship program at Ashton Gallery.

Exhibits and Awards
 Piece By Piece / Assemblage Art   Solo Exhibit •  Encinitas Program For The Arts • March & April 2018
Assemblage Art / Mixed Media Art • Two Honorable Mentions • San Diego County Fair Fine Art Show • June 2018
Creamsicle • Jurors Tina & Craig Abernethy / Art Collectors • First Place Award • Ashton Gallery • June/July 2018
Going Green • Juror Brenda York / Artist • Ashton Gallery • July/ August 2018
Papered • Juror Kate Ashton /Jurors Choice Award • Ashton Gallery • August /September 2018
Home & Harvest •Jurors Mary & Ken Hotelling / Art Collectors • Honorable Mention • Ashton Gallery • September/October 2018
Blackout National Show • Juror Daniel Foster / 30 year career in arts & museum • Ashton Gallery • October/November 2018
New Beginnings • Oceanside Museum Of Art /Juror Kate Ashton • Owner of Ashton Gallery San Diego • January/February 2019
Art Of Love • Ashton Gallery • February 2019
National Crow Show • Juror Chris Redfern / Executive Director of the San Diego Audubon Society • The Studio Door San Diego / March 2019
Ivory Dreams • Jurors Peter & Ann Pfau / Art Collectors • Honorable Mention Award • March/April 2019
Double Trouble • Juror Elizabeth Cumming / Art Curator • Best In Show • June/July 2019
San Diego Fair Fine Art • Two Honorable Mentions • June/July 2019
Growing Wild • Oceanside Museum Of Art Art Alliance • Jurors Kathi McCord & Peter Tobias • San Diego Botanical Gardens • August/September 2019