Hi my name is Denise I come from South Africa but came to Australia in 2005, I now live in Boyne Island, QLD. I am a hobby artist who started learning art in 2009. I have done a few studies at Tafe, but mostly just do art for fun. At this stage I have decided to try and sell some of my art, to share something that I enjoy. At the end of 2009, I won third place in the Rio Tinto Martin Hanson competition for my naive art. It was a piece with just a taxi and two people waiting for it. Then in 2010, I won the Local Artist Award at the same competition, also for a scene from the South African location. I am very passionate about these because it is just a part of my background. I have won some other first and second places at our local Gladstone show art competition as well, but these were also for other mediums that I have done.
I am just enjoying learning and experimenting with new things and mediums all the time. For me it is about telling my story with pictures rather than words. I also love learning what I can from other artists who are willing to share their secrets and experiences. I am always grateful for any help I can get.