Denise Sils, Inc.

I started creating landscape paintings in oil and pastels about 7 years ago. Prior to that I experimented with ceramics, porcelain painting, fused glass, tile painting, mosaics and colored pencil. Although I have always had a strong interest in art, I never felt like I had fully attained my artistic goals until recently with landscape painting (hopefully more to come). I love the outdoors and traveling to new places. I like the adventure. 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 and my art teachers. I am basically self-taught, although I have had some fine teachers starting at a young age. I also enjoy reading books about artists, their interests and their techniques. I have taken classes from local artists including Ray Mendieta , Maggie Hellman, Stefan Baumann, Jeff Braumschreibner, and Dmitry Grudsky and others.