Denise Antaya

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Denise Antaya

ARC Associate Living Master TM

18 artworks

Canadian 21st Century Realist

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

https://deniseantaya.com/

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Evening Mist

2015

Oil on panel

30.5 x 40.6 cms | 12 x 16 ins

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Secluded

2015

Oil on panel

27.9 x 35.6 cms | 11 x 14 ins

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Sunshine and Dragonflies

2015

Oil on panel

27.9 x 35.6 cms | 11 x 14 ins

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The Yellow House

2015

Oil on panel

27.9 x 35.6 cms | 11 x 14 ins

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Three Sisters

2015

Oil on panel

27.9 x 35.6 cms | 11 x 14 ins

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Forgotten State

2016

Oil on panel

22.9 x 58.4 cms | 9 x 23 ins

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Free Fall

2016

Oil on panel

61 x 91.4 cms | 24 x 36 ins

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Off Season

2016

Oil on panel

22.9 x 68.6 cms | 9 x 27 ins

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On the Rocks

2016

Oil on panel

37.9 x 35.6 cms | 14 3/4 x 14 ins

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Orchard Beach

2016

Oil on panel

15.2 x 45.7 cms | 6 x 18 ins

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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
 

01 June 2018 to 03 September 2018

27th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils


807 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487