Artist Denise Sagan

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://denisesagan.com

  • Year Born: 1958

  • Denise Sagan won Artists of NW Arkansas Regional Exhibition Best of Show twice in 1999 and again in 2018.

  • I have worked in oil, pencil, colored pencil, ink, and encaustic and cold wax.

  • Price Range: $300.00 - $2,000.00

The Artist Says:

There are many things in this world that I find intriguing, but the most engaging to me has always been the human form and face with its unique capacity for character and communication. It is my wish to go beyond a technically realistic portrayal and show the person’s spirit- what’s in their heart.


Artist Statement
I began creating art as long ago as I can remember. I love to draw and paint! God gave me an ability to see and observe life and then put it on a two dimensional surface.  It is my desire to glorify God by creating visual pictures that make people pause and notice the uniqueness and beauty of His creation.
My subject of choice is most often people who are the image of God. The human face fascinates me because of its ability to show a person’s heart and soul. Each person’s face has its own unique story that I enjoy telling.  I also prefer to paint men, women and children of different ethnic backgrounds in a realistic rather than an idealized fashion. 
My goal for every painting is to achieve a convincing sense of reality and challenge the constraints of the two dimensional surface. I give glory to God that I am able to do it and bring joy to people with my work.

Denise Sagan is a painter working in Fayetteville Arkansas. Her work has garnered numerous awards including 2 Best of Show awards in the Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Exhibition. 
Born and raised in central Wisconsin, Denise studied art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before finishing her art degree at the University of Arkansas. Her early art career included 19 years as an illustrator and designer for Dayspring Cards as well as creating several commissioned portraits in colored pencil, earning signature status with the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Since going full time with her artist career in 2018, Denise has explored different mediums and genres from abstract to representational renewing her love for painting the human face and figure.




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