The Artist
About Denise

Denise and Fluff

Denise is an artist and educator who has been residing in Broome for many years. Her Artwork, although inspired from the spectacular Broome coastline, embodies a powerful soul on an individual journey throughout the heartland of the rugged interior of the Kimberley region.

She travels extensively and works on location using assorted mediums to capture the "soul" of her chosen subject. Her main focus is on the spirit embodied within the landscape. It’s vibrant colours, it’s dynamic energy, and it’s emotional resonance which is born in vast ancient surroundings, engages the viewer and elicits an amazing personal journey from the audience, moving them emotionally.

Denise has exhibited widely over the past 24 years winning numerous awards. Her work enjoys representation worldwide with various collectors situated throughout USA, UK , NZ, Saudi Arabia and Japan.

Biography

Denise painting

Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1966

Denise Walker is a contemporary professional visual artist and educator living and working in the remote Kimberley town of Broome. She has a passion for the beach, her cats and her creative pursuits. Denise knows no other life than one that is immersed in colour, texture and expression through visual media.

She was born with an artistic passion and at the tender age of 2 was doing up to 50 drawings a day !!! Her parents thought this was the norm and didn't pay any special attention to it !!! Denise hasn't stopped and spent many years studying art and had her first sell out solo exhibition at the age of 22 with 78 pieces, all of which she framed herself, one of her greatest achievements.

She is up about 5 am every morning spending a couple of hours on the beach, and again at night, and this is a great source of inspiration for her, where she draws and gets ideas, usually for very large landscapes that capture a feeling of space, with amazing colour of the magnificent Kimberley region.

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Studies

1993 - Present Masters Degree in Art Education Edith Cowan University W A
1998 - 2009 Established Visual Arts Department at Broome TAFE Head of Art Department
1997 - 1999 Lecturer in Visual Art / Education University of Notre Dame BROOME
1989 - 1991 Degree in Visual Arts Edith Cowan University W A
1983 - 1988 Bachelor of Art Education Curtin University of Western Australia

Awards

1981 Craigie Art Awards Craigie Highly Commended
1982 Craigie Art Awards Craigie Best Student Art Award
1985 WAIT(W.A. Inst. Tech.) RT Gallery Printmakers Exhibition Award
1986 Ink Excess Northbridge Beach Gallery - Award
1988 Mixed Bag Virginia Harrisonburg USA- Award
1995 The Big Bank Geraldton Highly Commended
1995 Sea Life Hillary’s Marina Underwater World - Award
1997 Shinju Art Award Broome Highly Commended
1998 Kimberley Art Award Derby Highly Commended
1999 Reflections Hillary’s Marina Highly Commended
1999 Shinju Art Award Broome People’s Choice Award
2000 Shinju Art Award Broome Drawing Award
2000 Kimberley Art Award Derby Photography Award
2000 Shinju Art Award Broome Mixed Media Award
2001 Kimberley Art Award Derby Drawing Award
2001 Shinju Art Award Broome Drawing/Print Award
2002 Kimberley Art Award Derby Peoples Choice Award
2002 Kimberley Art Award Derby Oil/Acrylic Award
2002 Shinju Art Award Broome Drawing/Print Award
2003 Kimberley Art Award Derby Overall Award
2003 Kimberley Art Award Derby Peoples Choice Award
2003 Shinju Art Award Broome Peoples Choice Award
2003 Cossack Art Award Cossack Highly Commended
2004 Cossack Art Award Cossack Highly Commended
2004 Kimberley Art Award Derby Peoples Choice Award
2005 Kimberley Art Award Derby Peoples Choice Award
2006 Kimberley Art Award Derby Drawing and Pastels Award
2006 Cossack Art Award Cossack Highly Commended
2007 Shinju Matsuri Art Award Broome Runner Up–People’s Choice Award

 

Denise at Cape Leveque