Denise French | This Moment is Real… the Rest is Just Detail
Opening Reception: Thursday 29th September, 7-9pm
The Signal Arts Centre champions contemporary Irish artists and their forthcoming exhibition of local artist, Denise French is a great example of this. Her new collection of paintings reflecting the beauty of nature showcases her contemporary optimism and colourful view of life.
Born in Dublin, Denise grew up near the sea and always had an appreciation of its magnificence and this is reflected in this exhibition. Converting to sea swimming at age 50, she now paints evocative crashing waves in vivid colour and detail.
Initially preferring to learn by example and practice, French opened her own cooperative studio. However, she went to college in her forties and completed a post grad in cultural and creative entrepreneurship during Covid. As an artist, she is constantly evolving, always positive and pushing forward and this is hugely reflected in this collection.
There is always a whole story behind each painting. Vivid, striking, and playful, French’s unique perspective and textured style is a result of her diverse inspirations. She is forever inspired by the ever-changing muse of nature and the glory of it whether it’s the sea or a summer meadow. The realism of her designs and textures often makes her flat-surface paintings appear three-dimensional.
Her September exhibition at the Signal Arts Centre in Bray is sure to delight collectors. They will love a collection inspired by nature infused with the energy of the moment in which they were created.
See more of Denise’s work on https://www.instagram.com/denisefrenchartist/