My Creative Journey

I don’t have any classical art training. I didn’t even grow up making art that I can remember. As an adult, I have been fortunate to have many creative friends that have exposed me to many processes I have enjoyed (collaging, art journaling, hand crafted jewelry, wire works, clay projects, etc.) There is something different about painting though. It is growing me in a different way.

My paintings began as a result of taking a daily painting workshop with artist, Lisa Daria Kennedy, in March 2016. This class has been one of the most significant events in my creative life.  It has changed how I see myself and my art. Subsequently, I began daily paintings as part of a daily painting challenge with friends.  It is difficult to articulate how the creative flow and growth have changed me except to say that it breathes life into me. It ignites and excites my senses….swirls of colors, textures, lighting, shadowing, forms, etc……so much to love! Daily paintings are typically small, 6″x6″.  The idea of daily paintings is to paint small and paint often to develop mastery.

I am not currently painting daily, but would like to return to that practice as it really creates so much growth, and it is nice to have creativity as part of my daily life.  I have surpassed the 500 painting milestone and looking toward my next goal.  My paintings are mostly still life studies, but I also use reference photos or paintings for inspiration. I am excited to see how art continues to shape my life and creativity.

Following are a few of my creations. Click on links below pics to view other art.

More of My Art (click on links below)

Denise Kirsop Art / Paintings for View and for Sale

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