Denise lives in a part of rural Hampshire close to the sea. Her inspiration comes from an overwhelming love of the countryside, including the beautiful 'South Downs' and the nearby coast and all the flora and fauna that live there.
Denise has always loved walking, sketching and painting on the beach - ‘There is just something about the light there and the sound of the sea’ . She has always enjoyed painting and drawing both animals and birds, whilst enjoying capturing their spirit as well as a likeness.
Denise trained in Natural History Illustration at the Dyfed College of Art in Wales (1988-90). She went on to illustrate a variety of books and was with the SGA Illustration Agency for a number of years.