Artist Statement -

Painting. Illustration. Expressionism. Pop Art. Modern. Realism and, occasionally, a bit of Abstraction.

My current work centers on my consideration of how we respond to each other, the stories that develop between us and around us, and how our collective stories reflect on and influence us individually. How our stories bounce off each other and combine to create new stories.

My paintings are illustrations of the scenes that I encounter during my travels abroad and in daily life so, some scenes are more sweeping than others. How do we, as people of differing backgrounds, cultures, and experiences interact with each other Are we different people in a crowd than when alone How do we fit in or stand out where we find ourselves at any given moment, in any given story

Stories are everywhere, and there’s no predicting what they’ll reveal. Body language, movement, color, contrast combine to illustrate my scenes of interaction between people and within environments. The excitement of being a part of something as unifying as a protest, the sense of adventure that comes from starting out with no particular destination, intimate moments with those we love and those we discover in the big events and seemingly ordinary moments of everyday life.

What causes us to laugh together, wonder at together, sadden us together, causes us to become lost and find our way together, what we ultimately all live with together inspire me and are where the scenes that I illustrate come from.

And what’s next More travels, more adventures, more stories, more pictures, more work. More.

Artist Exhibitions

Exhibiting Artist
Summer Show Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA 2014

Exhibiting Artist
Open Call Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 2011

Featured Artist
MTA/CRA NoHo Fence Display Project, Los Angeles, CA 2003


Artist Publications


Artist Collections

M/M R Johnston Nipigone, MI Private Collection
B Gant Columbus, GA Private Collection
J Ryan/H Nessing Pacific Palisades, CA Private Collection
F Henderson Los Angeles, CA Private Collection ...

Artist Favorites

Sushanta Kumer Saha, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{landscape2007-1511623569.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
40.2 x 36.2 x 2.2 inches (182.9 x 61.0)
United States
Denise Dalzell, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{effervescence-1590451591.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
42 x 42 x 3 inches (182.9 x 61.0)
United States
Denise Dalzell, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{demonstrate-1566611290.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 18 x 3 inches (182.9 x 61.0)
United States
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Denise Dalzell, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{at_the_steps-1596253084.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
30 x 24 x 2 inches (182.9 x 61.0)
United States
Denise Dalzell, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{unison-1596253161.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 18 x 3 inches (182.9 x 61.0)
United States

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