David Denyse

“Flowering Water Plants”

“Cogswell Farm; Ready to be Hayed”

“Towering Thunderheads”

“Sunbathed Cone Flowers”

“Approaching Thunderheads”


Artist’s Statement

Painting is my “happy place.”  I am continually in awe of the God-created beauty that surrounds me in nature and feel that it elicits a response from the depths of my being.  Painting is my way of reacting to the beauty that I see.  Whether on a walk, going for a swim, taking a ride in a boat or car, I am continually observing the glorious nature that I feel privileged to be a part of. Watching how light always interacts with nature, I am pulled into that world and am filled me with inspiration.  My mission is to capture a moment in time of an ever-changing world in which the airy weight of a cloud drifts over the landscape, where a wave swells to a crest and then breaks or a tide that floods and recedes effortlessly while time marches on, never to be seen again.

I relish the time spent with my wife, my children and their spouses and my grandchildren; time together in this beautiful world in which we live.  They are an integral part of that inspiration that make paint and pastel come to life.

In the last year, I have been privileged to take part in numerous New England and national juried exhibitions.  These include the Maine Pastel Society International Juried Exhibition, the Adirondack Pastel Society National Juried Exhibition, the Pastel Society of the West Coast’s 34th Annual International Open Juried Exhibition, the CMPS Marks of Distinction 2020 Exhibition, the Mid America Pastel Society’s 2020 National Exhibit New Hampshire Art Association’s 20th annual Juried Exhibition and the Newburyport Art Association Regional Juried Show.

From an early age in middle school, to getting a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA from UMass, art was my major focus, my passion and dream.  Now, all these years later, art is as much a part of my life as breathing as I try to honor God in expressing the wonders around me by using the simple tools of paint and pastel.