Artist Denise Gilroy

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Denise Gilroy was born and raised on the East Coast
spending her summers in the Adirondack Mountains of 
upstate New York. The mountains are where she developed her 
love for the rural lifestyle and the outdoors. As a young 
adult she left the East Coast to explore the country and 
landed in California's picturesque Sierra Nevada mountains 
where she made her home for almost 30 years before taking 
another leap to Northern Idaho. The common theme throughout 
was a desire to lead a creative life surrounded by beauty.
While the idea of painting on location is the ultimate for 
landscape paintings, that is not always possible during
Northern Idaho winters. Consequently, Denise has 
recently experimented with other subject matter, as well as
different techniques, in the warmth of a studio. Painting
wildlife, domestic animals and landscapes
are a very good fit for an animal and nature lover.
Northern Idaho has proved itself as one of the most 
beautiful places to live providing plenty of subject matter,
both landscape and wildlife.

University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Business Administration
Relevant Study
Studied with accomplished artists Kathleen Dunphy & Skip Whitcomb
Exhibitions and Awards
2020 Fav 15% BoldBrush Painting Comp, August
2020 Palouse Plein Air, First Place, September
2020 A Timeless Legacy, Hockaday Museum of Art, August
2019 12Sqared Show, Terakedis Fine Art, Billings
2019 A Timeless Legacy, Hockaday Museum of Art, August
2019 Solo Show, Frame of Reference Fine Art, July
2019 Fav 15% BoldBrush Painting Comp, April
2019 Montana Miniatures, Out West Art Show, Great Falls
2019 Fav 15% BoldBrush Painting Comp, March
2018 Fav 15% BoldBrush Painting Comp, December  
2018 Fav 15% BoldBrush Painting Comp, November
2018 Artists Choice Award Hockaday Museum of Art Plein Air Paint Out
2018 Montana Miniatures, Out West Art Show, Great Falls  
2017 Hockaday Musueum Plein Air Paint Out
2017 Fav 15% BoldBrush Painting Comp, July
2014 Small Works Holiday "Deck the Walls" Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA
2014 Honorable Mention Stockton Art League, Haggin Museum
2014 Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite Valley, CA
2014 Best & The Brightest, [...]

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