Cambridge Open Studio’s impromptu interview in 2014 with artist Denise Spalding

My desire to study art has been with me from an early age. Whenever possible I could be found totally absorbed in drawing or colouring. As my school did not offer art as a subject, I explored further in evening classes at the local Art college. My desire to study art was ignited. Being told that art was not a subject ‘suitable’ for a career, it was in my early 40’s that I studied to qualify to teach art in high schools. I taught and exhibited in South Africa, and since 2000, here in United Kingdom.

The pandemic, I has given me time to totally immerse myself in creativity. Colour, expressive marks, and sometimes pattern are layered, using expressive marks. I do not restrict myself to one medium. The result reflects a personal response to the subject matter.

When I am painting, I feel comfortable and happy.

Workshops

I thrive on sharing the creative experience with others and, as soon as it is safe to do so, I will be teaching again. Numbers are restricted for groups. One to one tuition and assistance is also available. You are welcome to join the waiting list.

Commissions

Commissions will be considered.