May 11 - 12 , Site: 244
477 Fremont Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024
Specializing in nature and landscape painting in oil. Denise Sils' recent paintings include orchards, rural scenes and the American Southwest. She also enjoys exploring various painting techniques and styles that inspire her.
One of my first loves is the adventure of exploring the natural world we live in and then communicating the aliveness and emotional experience in my paintings through color relationships, light, line and paint texture. More and more I’ve become interested in abstract landscapes and colorist paintings. Where this will lead, I have no idea but intend to follow my heart.
I'm inspired by many wonderful artists including Wolf Kahn, Claude Monet, Pierre Bonnard, Gustav Klimt, Fern Isabelle Coppedge and my contemporaries like Richard Schmid. Two Awards 2017: First Place Award and Mayor’s Award Sunnyvale Library Show, Oil painting. A number of awards 2018 including Second Place at the Sunnyvale Library Show and First, Second and Third Place awards at Sunnyvale Art Club.