Denise Spalding
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Portfolios

Pastels

The subject matter is inspired by my environment.  The oil pastel application in the colourful images is impasto and expressive.

Acrylic/mixed media paintings

Expressive markmaking and light create dynamic movement.  This is very apparent in these Acrylic and mixed media paintings.  Gardens and landscapes are my inspiration in these textural and colourful  artworks.

My Events

Art tuition with experienced tutor
Repeats every week every Thursday 10 times. Also includes Thu May 16 2019.
14 Mar 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30
Art tuition with Denise Spalding
Art tuition with experienced tutor
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Art tuition with experienced tutor
Repeats every week every Thursday 10 times. Also includes Thu May 16 2019.
14 Mar 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30
Art tuition with Denise Spalding
Art tuition with experienced tutor
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Watercolour/ Watercolour + pen/ Pen and wash
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Sat Sep 01 2018.
1 Sep 2018 - 10:30 to 16:30
WATERCOLOUR AND/PEN AND WASH
Watercolour/ Watercolour + pen/  Pen and wash
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WATERCOLOUR FOR RELAXATION with Denise Spalding
Repeats every day 9 times.
12 Jan 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
WATERCOLOUR FOR RELAXATION with Denise Spalding
WATERCOLOUR FOR RELAXATION with Denise Spalding
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Weekend watercolour workshop
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 04 2016.
3 Sep 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Weekend watercolour workshop
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Oil painting weekend workshop for mixed ability
Repeats every day until Sun Oct 02 2016.
1 Oct 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
An exciting opportunity to paint a composition using oil on canvas
Oil painting weekend workshop for mixed ability
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Watercolour for Relaxation
Repeats every week every Thursday 12 times.
15 Sep 2016 - 19:30 to 21:30
Focus away from the stresses and strains of life for two hours in a friendly relaxed environment
Watercolour for Relaxation
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2021
Cambridge Open Studios 2021
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oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, drawing, (ink, charcoal, pencil, including colour/mixed media)
My art is a personal, expressive response to various subject matter using oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, drawing. Workshops. Tuition. Cards.
  • Tuition Given

From an early age I enjoyed colour.  School did not offer the opportunity to study art as a subject.  I explored further in evening classes at the local Art college. My desire to study further saw me qualifying to teach art and art history in high schools.  I exhibited extensively in South Africa, where I grew up.  I have been teaching and exhibiting here in the, United Kingdom since 2000.

The current situation has given me the opportunity to totally immerse myself in my work.  It is a personal, expressive response to the fleeting changes of light and colour.  I am absorbed by the process, bringing the visual elements together in an image.  When creating an artwork, I feel comfortable, I am happy.

Colour and expressive mark making facilitate my emotional response to the subject matter.  The original representational inspiration remains visible in the image.