Denise Antaya

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Denise Antaya

ARC Associate Living Master TM

29 artworks

Canadian 21st Century Realist

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

https://deniseantaya.com/

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Evening Mist

2015

Oil

40.6 x 30.5 cms | 16 x 12 ins

Private collection, ,

12th Annual ARC Salon

  • Finalist / Landscape
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Orchard Beach

2015

Oil

15.2 x 45.7 cms | 6 x 18 ins

Private collection, ,

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Tangled

2015

Oil

16 x 20 cms | 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Rock Glen

2016

Oil

36 x 36 cms | 14 x 14 ins

Private collection, ,

12th Annual ARC Salon

  • Finalist / Landscape
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Beyond the Garden Wall

2017

Oil on wood panel

50.8 x 40.6 cms | 20 x 16 ins

Private collection, ,

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Catching the Light

2017

Oil on panel

30.5 x 61 cms | 12 x 24 ins

Private collection, ,

13th International ARC Salon

  • Finalist / Landscape
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The Hideaway

2017-2017

Oil on prepared wood

61 x 61 x 3.8 cms | 24 x 24 x 1 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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Summer in LaNaPoule

2018

Oil on linen

20.3 x 25.4 x 2.5 cms | 8 x 10 x 1 ins

Private collection, ,

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Early Spring

2019

Oil on birch panel

24 x 20 x 1 cms | 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 0 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Puddles

2019

Oil on birch panel

30.5 x 54.6 x 2.5 cms | 12 x 21 1/2 x 1 ins

Private collection, ,

14th International ARC Salon

  • Honorable Mention / Landscape

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Denise Antaya was born in Windsor, Ontario and now lives in Port Stanley, Ontario.

After a 31 year career in advertising, she decided to pursue her life long passion for painting landscapes on a full time basis.

"We are surrounded by beauty. I often wonder if people see the world as I do. Do they see the magic that is all around us? I choose landscapes because I am rebelling against the fast paced world we live in. Often stresses of everyday problems keep us from enjoying what is around us. We take things for granted. As an artist, I work hard to create paintings that speak to me, and hopefully, to others, about the important things in life. I hope my paintings evoke memories of childhood vacations long forgotten, where the stresses of the world are left behind, peaceful times at the lake or hiking in the woods. I hope they remind us of simpler times with family and friends, times of happiness, peace and tranquility. 

Every hour, every day and every season, brings it's own personality and challenges to the landscape artist. Capturing the beauty and subtleties that nature provides is a never ending source of inspiration for me. A plein air painter has to capture the essence of place with the ever changing light, subtleties of colour, shape and shadows, only keeping what is necessary to tell the story. Nature is the finest teacher and if I study what she is trying to tell me the rewards are endless. I strive to take the everyday scene that is often overlooked, and present it in a new light. If I can draw the viewer in, make them feel the warmth of the sunshine, the coolness of the shadows, the dancing of the light across the fields or the heaviness of the air with the impending storm, then I have succeeded. If I can make the audience feel the magic then this journey is all worth while."  - Denise Antaya

Westland Gallery
156 Wortley Rd.,
London, ON 
N6C 4Y7
 

13 August 2020 to 03 October 2020

2020 Virtual Juried Salon Show



"Taking A Break" by artist Alana Knuff has been selected to be in the 2020 Oil Painters of America Salon Show.  This piece will also be on exhibit at the Koger Center, Columbia, SC in 2021.