Heather Denison is a full time artist who works from her studio in the countryside of Hawkes Bay.
She was born in Zimbabwe and spent her early years working as a graphic designer, but it was her love of wildlife that lead her to a career as an artist.
Since her move to New Zealand in 2003, the focus of her work has changed from the wild animals of Africa to the wildlife and gardens surrounding her rural property.
Heather has won awards for her bird and botannical artwork and has paintings held in private collections in New Zealand and Overseas.
“My inspiration comes, mostly, from the connection between the natural world and the human element. In my still life paintings, the blend of past and present; man-made items combined with the creatures that inhabit the landscape echo that delicate balance. In all my work, I strive to capture the emotion, atmosphere and beauty of my subject matter.”
Art-X, Napier; 18 June – 2nd July 2017
NZ Art Show, Wellington; 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Artfusions, Auckland; 2009
” A Natural Perspective”, Clearview Winery, Hawkes Bay, 2008
” Collections” Havelock North Function Centre, 2013
2016; Winner of Peoples Choice Award, Art-X National Exhibition
2015 Selectors 1st Choice Award, Keirunga Artists Annual Exhibition (Selector – Freeman White)
2014 Selectors 1st Choice Award, Keirunga Artists Annual Exhibition (Selector – Roy Dunningham)
2013 Best in Category, Art Hawke’s Bay
2008 Best in Fauna and Flora, Art Hawke’s Bay