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DENISE DALZELL
Woodland Hills, CaliforniaCA - United States



Original Artworks (75)

Denise Dalzell; Trio Series 3 Images, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 72 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 A series of three images illustrating different aspects of a life. . . ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
72 x 24 inches (182.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Wander, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Image three in a series  an illustrated portait of a lady heading out to see what she can discover. . . ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; New Black Coat, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 A modern portrait of a lady fitting a protest into her day. . . ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Cater, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 A pop art illustrative portrait of a server at asn industry party. . . . . ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Shopper, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 8 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 A smaller scale scene of a lady out to acquire something. . . ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; En Verte, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 A modern portrait of a solitary lady heading out into the world. ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Stadium, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 28 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, stadium, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, people, grandstand.A scene of relationships within a growing crowd. ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
28 x 24 inches (71.1 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Commute, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 23 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, commute, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, people.  A scene of interaction among rush hour commuters. ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
24 x 23 inches (61.0 x 58.4 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Twosome, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, twosome, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, people.  A scene of a couple heading out among pedestrians. ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Within Sight, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 21 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, within sight, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, people.  A scene of emerging from a subway into an unknown event. ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
21 x 24 inches (53.3 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Watch, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, watch, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, city, policemen.  A scene of three looking over an urban protest...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Spectators, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, spectators, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, people, protestA scene of a protest passing through a crowd of spectators. ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Main Banner Image, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 15 x 10 inches.
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
15 x 10 inches (38.1 x 25.4 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; An Afternoon Out, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, an afternoon out, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, people, city...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Unity, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 22 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, unity, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, abstract, people, protest, signs...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
22 x 24 inches (55.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Hopefully, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, hopefully, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, people, pink...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Evening, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, evening, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, people, protest.A scene of an evening protest...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Amidst, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 28 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, amidst, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism.  a scene from within an afternoon commute. ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
28 x 24 inches (71.1 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Observation, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, observation, illustration, expressionsim, pop art, modern, realism, people, wallTourists taking in what s going on around them. . . . . ...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Denise Dalzell; Movement, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 painting, movement, illustration, expressionism, pop art, modern, realism, people, protest.  In the midst of a moving protest...
Denise Dalzell
Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement


It’s all about Interaction. Communication. Conveying a shared experience with color, light, shadow, and the framing of a scene.

How do we, as people of differing backgrounds, cultures, and histories interact with each other How do we respond to one another Where do we fit in Will we know when we get there Will we realize, perhaps while in the middle of a crowd, where that will be

Stories can come from anywhere, and there’s no predicting where they’ll be revealed.

My paintings are illustrations, pictures waiting to be paired with text. Color, movement, body language, movement, the contrast of light and shadow, the encounters, settings, the people that I encounter who are also in the midst of being on their way. What does their body language say about them
My future as an Illustrator was inevitable. I have been drawing, working with color, since I was three. As a child, one of my favorite school activities was writing a story, then illustrating it. In College, I avoided painting, preferring markers, and then colored pencil. Once I tried painting with Acrylics, I combined them with pencil and started painting seriously.

At first, I painted old signs and storefronts. In 2016, I was experimenting with color and scene framing to convey the energy, comradery, and movement within a crowd at a political protest. Looking at my photo reference, I expected to see a depressed, grey, flat scene. What I found was vibrancy, an excitement that jumped from the photo. These protesters were united, colorful, interacting, and determined to stand together. I realized, in this moment, that the stories of people’s interactions were the stories that I wanted to convey.

I am motivated by a desire to communicate with others, to illustrate stories of the experiences of people, either alone or in groups large or small. In celebration, in protest, in an intimate moment, of being in a common environment. To realize that as different as our lives are, our experiences are the same. I find my inspiration, mostly, by wandering. By being open to what’s going on around me. I go into these situations with no expectations, leaving myself open to anything that catches my eye.

What would I like a viewer of my work to know That I am here. Experiencing life as we all are, together and alone. We can experience a relationship in a moment. Acknowledgement of and connecting with each other is in our nature.

My art is constantly evolving, as my experience grows. I learn something from every painting that I create. Part Figurative, part Illustration, my paintings emerge from images that I collect during my travels.

Our surrounding, our circumstances color what we see, feel, and experience.
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