Denise Antaya

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Denise Antaya


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Denise Antaya was born in Windsor, ON. She has been an artist for as long as she can remember. After a 31 year career in Advertising, Denise decided it was time to focus on painting landscapes full time. She attended the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto for three years and attended various plein air workshops.

She primarily works in Oils on linen or wood. The everyday themes in Antaya's oil paintings combine her love of nature and her fascination with light and how it transforms an often overlooked scene. With her fearless approach to compostition Antaya pushes realism to just the right balance of detail and poetry. Her subjects range from season to season but almost always represents the natural environment untouched by man. She has the ability to capture a moment and even transport one back to a quieter, simpler time.

With over 40 exhibitions across Canada and the United States, her paintings have earned her a dozen awards.

Denise appeared on Landscape Artist of the Year Canada in 2019. The show aired on Makeful TV in February/March 2020. It will also air on CBC in the fall. Stay tuned to watch Denise compete for the title of LAOTYC.

Her website can be found at


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