Denyse is a self-taught artist who was born in Toronto, and now resides with her husband on a small lake in Perth, Canada.
She is a retired elementary school French teacher who also taught art to children for many years. She earned her B.A. and B.Ed. at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
Denyse works in Oil and Acrylic painting. She looks for inspiration in the colourful wildlife and beautiful scenery that she encounters while spending time outdoors in Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley. She enjoys painting Canadian themes and loves exploring her creativity with the use of vibrant colours in more abstract backgrounds.
Her work has sold at several juried art shows and festivals across the province to art buyers of all ages.
Denyse has been commissioned to design album covers for an Ottawa-based recording artist and her work can be seen on music streaming services such as Spotify and iTunes.
She has also completed several commissioned paintings for happy customers.
She enjoys sharing her works on Facebook and Instagram @denysegridley.art