Denyse is a self-taught artist who was born in Toronto, Ontario. She now resides in Ottawa, 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 exclusively in acrylics. She looks for inspiration in the colourful wildlife and beautiful scenery that she encounters while spending time outdoors in the local Ottawa Valley. She enjoys painting Canadian themes and has recently started exploring her creativity with the use of vibrant colours in more abstract backgrounds.
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 taken several painting courses online as well as at the Ottawa School of Art.
Her work has been on exhibit at the Pebble Creek Creative Arts Centre.
Denyse is a member of Arts Carleton Place, The Kanata Art Club and the Pebble Creek Art Club.
She enjoys sharing her works on Facebook and Instagram @denysegridley.art