Denise finds great passion in creating the colors and textures which eventually bloom into a bold, vibrant flower. She is inspired by the serenity of nature and the energizing effect of vibrant colors. The smoothness of the petals against the highly textured pistil in her work demonstrate how multiple and often conflicting emotions can exist in a cohesive and beautiful way. She enjoys the versatility of acrylic paints and the opportunity it provides to integrate mixed media – continually exploring a variety of textural elements to each of her paintings. As part of the “Healing Arts” initiative, Denise’s work can be found in permanent installations at Henry Ford, University of Michigan and Beaumont medical centers throughout Michigan.