Artist Profile

Denise Marie Brown
Denise Marie Brown
Oil painter, muralist
Bladensburg, MD

Denise Marie began painting as a child in Philadelphia, Pa. and went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Kutztown University. Denise paints primarily in oils,in a impressionistic style, depicting flowers, portraits,landscapes, skyscapes, waterscapes of images of her own photographs. A particular favorite is highlighting images with bright backgrounds and dark foregrounds. Denise also paints children at play, capturing a moment of favorite activity or joy. Painting for a group home catering to medically fragile children, Denise painted rooms for the children who are wheelchair or crib bound,with fanciful images of fairies and elves using acrylic paints. Murals with themes or a favorite scene have also been a favorite. "Beauty is healing to our spirits, a gift." Denise Marie has been serving as president of HCAA since 2010.


Denise Marie
Original Oil Paintings, Impressionist, Naturalist, Photography, Muralist

Denise Marie is an oil-painter from Pennsylvania. She grew up in Philadelphia. She began painting as a child, and in high school, received an award at a Bucks County Art Show for a graphics design in tissue paper.
  Denise went on to receive her BFA in Painting from Kutztown University.  She has been painting for over 40 years. Her work in oils is representative/impressionistic in style, choosing  florals, sunsets, sky-scapes, portraits, landscapes, waterscapes and a new series of Children at Play. Murals are a favorite as well.  Most work begins with a Photograph.
Denise Marie has exhibited in mostly local venues, Laurel, at Montpelier Mansion, and in Annapolis at Circle Gallery, in Maryland.  Her work  is  also  available at local venues such as Franklins Brewery and Restaurant in Hyattsville, MD, Robert Harper Books, Riverdale Park, MD, New Deal Cafe and the Greenbelt Art Center in Greenbelt, MD; Prince George's Plaza Community Center, Green Owl Design Gallery  in Hyattsville, MD.  She has also exhibited at the Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center in Landover, MD. and at Angels Touch Skin Care and Wellness Spa in Greenbelt, MD and Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham MD and the Priddy Library at the University of MD in Rockville, MD.  She has also shown at the Asman Gallery at NBC Studios in Washington, DC.

She is president of HCAA, a Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance group showing in Prince George's County.    Denise Marie is a member of the Riverdale Park Arts Council.   Her photographs and paintings have been  on exhibit at the Chestertown River Arts on the Eastern Shore.

Denise has also shown in Pennyslvania at Kutztown University.  She has also had a solo exhibit at Village Gallery in Oriental, NC., several at New Deal Cafe, and at the Greenbelt Art Center, in Greenbelt, MD and she has exhibited in solo exhibitions at the WSSC Gallery in Laurel, MD.
She has participated in over 300 art exhibits, festivals and craft shows.  She won 1st place at the Greenbelt Labor Day festival for oil painting. 
Denise has curated one Art show in Hyattsville for a Hyattsville Mennonite Church 40th Anniversary celebration.  She is  curating the art exhibits at Prince George's Plaza Community Center since January 9, 2010, and curates the work at Old Line Wine & Spirits, Robert Harper Books, the HCAA exhibits at Doctors Community Hospital, Fleishers Of Maryland and the Franklins exhibitions.
Denise also works in tissue paper collage, and murals. An extensive work in murals was done for a group home called, Second Family, a program working with severely disabled children, needing 24 hour care. An entire floor of rooms was done on walls and accent painting over windows and doorways.
Another approach has been her series of Children At Play TM. These are portraits of children in some activity captured by photo, then painted on canvas, a moment of their childhood saved forever.