PAINTING FOR ME IS A CONSTANT SOURCE OF JOY AND SELF SATISFACTION. IT IS MENTALLY CHALLENGING, VISUALLY STIMULATING, AND EMOTIONALLY ENGAGING. GOOD DESIGN, VARIETY OF SHAPES, AND FREQUENT COLOR SHIFTS ARE FOREMOST IN MY MIND. I AM BEST KNOWN FOR MY VIBRANT USE OF COLOR. I FIRST DECIDE ON A POINT OF VIEW WHICH IS USUALLY ONE FROM A CLOSE VANTAGE POINT BECAUSE IT ENGAGES THE VIEWER. FOR THIS PAINTING, MY CHALLENGE WAS TO TAKE A SUBJECT FREQUENTLY PAINTED AND MAKE IT COMPLETELY UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL. Denise has been teaching watercolor classes and workshops in the United States and Canada for the past several years. She teaches weekly classes in her art studio in Williamsville to enthusiastic adults. Contact her for more information.