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Denise Antaya

United States

Born in 1959

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 1

Bio

Her roadmap to success avoids highways, and that’s the way she likes it.

Growing up in the country makes her appreciate the simple things, the beauty in nature. She didn’t spend her childhood on the highway, but back roads in the countryside, sometimes following a slow moving tractor. She took time to enjoy the sunshine, the surrounding fields, the shapes of the clouds in the sky. These are things that formed her love of landscapes. The everyday themes in Denise Antaya’s oil paintings combine her love of nature and her fascination with light and how it transforms an often overlooked scene. Her subjects range from season to season but almost always represent the natural environment untouched by man. She has the ability to capture a moment and even transport one back to a quieter, simpler time. 

Her process starts with an underpainting, called a brunaille. It’s meticulously rendered, as the most important part of the process. Here the composition, value structure and drawing is sorted out, before the complication of colour is added. It’s a lot easier to change it at this stage in the process. No amount of paint can correct a 

bad drawing or poor composition. It’s the foundation needed to create a successful painting. Once she determines that everything is where it needs to be, she adds colour. Her plein air paintings work hand in hand with her studio work. Being out in nature where you see the nuances of colour help compensate for the drawbacks of photography when used.

To Antaya, painting the landscape is relevant. Everyone can appreciate nature, but it’s not the only reason she does this. It’s a way to document “how it was”. She loves the beauty of nature, unchanged by man, but the environment is being forever changed. Farms are being bought for development, old barns torn down, hundred year old trees disappearing. It’s a way to remember, often brings back simpler times when the world was not so fast paced. It’s a visual reminder of where we were, and also sometimes of where we are heading. The landscape is a never ending source of inspiration, one that will never end with its ever changing moods and complications. It’s a lifetime endeavour she hopes to never master!

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale

  • Artworks
  • Curriculum Vitae

Art Education

Plein Air Convention – Demonstrations by various artists, assistance at paint out locations – 

April 24-April 29, 2019 

Gold Leaf Workshop with Guennadi Kalinine – November 2016

Oil Painting Workshop with Donald Jurney – September 2015

Oil Painting Workshop at MISA with Marc Hanson September 2015

Oil Painting Workshop with Donald Jurney – October 2014

Hudson River School Landscape Workshop – Erik Koeppel – July 2014 

Academy of Realist Art, Toronto  – August 2011 – July 2014

Fanshawe College – Advertising Art with 1 year Fine Arts

Continuing Education – Acrylics, Watercolours, Chalk Pastels, Life Drawing and Art History

Exhibitions

2023 NOAPS Fall Online Show

2023 International Guild of Realism Online Show 

2023 NOAPS Best of America Show – Aug. 2023

2023 17th Annual International Guild of Realism Show – June 2023

2023 NOAPS Best of America Small Works National Juried Exhibition – May

2023 OPA National – Jan. 2023

S2022 Salmagundi Club Thumb Box show – Dec. – Jan. 2023

2022 Mountain Oyster Club 2022 Show – Nov. 2022

2022 IGOR Fall Online Salon Exhibition – Oct – Dec 2022

2022 OPA Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils – Oct 2022

2022 Brush-off Competition – June – Oct. 2022

2022 Paint Ontario – Sept 2022

2022  NOAPS 32nd Best of America National Juried Exhibition – Sept. 2022

2022  NOAPS Best of America Small Works National Juried Exhibition – Apr 2022

2022 Salmagundi Club – Drawing and Print Show – July 2022

2022 IGOR 16th Annual Juried Exhibition – July 2022

2022 Plein Air Show – Westland Gallery – June 2022

2022 OPA 31st Annual National Juried Exhibition – May – Aug 2022

2022 NOAPS Best of America Small Works Show – Apr 2022

2021 Faded but Beautiful, Art of Emotions – York, ON – Oct. 2021

2021 Group Show Westland Gallery – Sept 2021

2021 NOAPS 31th Best of America National Juried Exhibition – Sept. 2021

2021 OPA Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils – Oct 2021

2021 NOAPS Associate Member Online Exhibition

2021 NOAPS Spring International Online Exhibition

2021 OPA Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils – June 2021

2021 OPA 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition – June 2021

2020 NOAPS Fall International Online Exhibition 

2020 OPA Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils – Nov. 2020

2020 NOAPS 30th Best of America National Juried Exhibition – Sept. 2020

2020 OPA Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils – Aug 2020

2020 Paint Ontario – September 2020

2020 OPA 29th Annual National Juried Exhibition- Aug 2020

2020 IGOR 15th Annual Juried Exhibition – July 2020

2020 Realism Show Westland Gallery – July 2020

2020 NOAPS Spring International Online Exhibition

2020 NOAPS Best of America Small Works Show – Apr 2020

2020 AWA Spring Online – Mar 2020

2020 Group Show Westland Gallery – Jan 2020

2019 International Guild of Realism – Sept. 2019

2019 NOAPS Fall International Online Exhibition 

2019 NOAPS Spring International Online Exhibition 

2019 The Square Foot Show – Westland Gallery July 10-August 9, 2019

2019 Paint Ontario – March 26-April 20, 2019

2019 Realism Exhibition – Westland Gallery –  March 26-April 13, 2019

2019 Women’s Day Exhibition – Westland Gallery – Mar 5 – Mar 23, 2019

2019 International Guild of Realism Winter Salon Online Exhibition – Mar 20 – May 20, 2019

2019 Best of America Small Painting National Juried Exhibition – Mar. 2019

2019 Westland Gallery Group Show – Jan. 2019

2018 Salmagundi Thumb Box Exhibition, Dec. – Jan 1

2018 Art Emporium by the River, The Great Art Contest – Nov-Dec. 2018

2018 NOAPS Fall 2018 International Online Exhibition – Fall 2018

2018 NOAPS Spring International Online Exhibition – Spring 2018

2018 OPA 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils  – June 1 – Sept. 3

2018 Salmagundi Club Centennial Show – Jan. 2018

2018 Westland Gallery two man show – Jan. 12 – 27

2017 Mystery Palette Show, Salmagundi Club, NY,  November 3

2017 International Guild of Realism (IGOR), Winfield Gallery, Carmel by the Sea, CA, September 23 – October 23

2017 ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI September 20 – October 8

2017 Post Art Prize Exhibit, Grand Rapids, MI October 16 – November 26

2017 Square Foot Show, Westland Gallery, London, ON, July 12 – August 11

2017 Canadian Landscape Show, Westland Gallery, London, ON June 20 – July 8

2017 A Journey into Realism, Westland Gallery, London, ON March 28 – April 15

2017 Paint Ontario, Lambton Heritage Museum, March 11 – April 2

2016 GetReal Artists premiere Exhibition, Visual Arts Mississauga, September 26 – October 27

2016 Root to Bloom, Places Artists Call Home Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA November – December

2016 The New Masters Art Exhibition, Carrier Gallery, Toronto, ON November 3 – December 5

2016 The Windjammer Autumn Salon, Port Stanley, ON, September 30 – November 20

2016 The Square Foot Show, Westland Gallery, London, ON July 13 – August 12

2016 5th Annual Plein Air Salon Online Juried Show, February, March

Awards and Acknowledgements 

2023 Art & Color 365 Oils Competition – 3rd Place, Front Cover

2023 Five to Watch Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Feb/Mar.

2023 September Plein Air Salon – Top 100 finalist

2023 The Great Migration Paint Out – Honourable Mention

2023 Perch n Paint Plein Air event – 3rd place

2023 Finalist for 3 pieces in the Almanara Art Prize online show.

2022 16th Annual Art Renewal Centre Finalist for 2 pieces.

2022 Salmagundi Club, “D. Wu and Elsie Ject-Ket Memorial Award” in SCNY’s 114th annual thumb-box exhibition

2022 Paint Ontario – Grand Prize

2022 Salmagundi Club – Certificate of Merit, Drawing and Print Show

2021 Signature Status Oil Painters of America – Dec. 2021

2021 IGOR Pioneer of Realism Award – Oct. 2021

2021 Perch n Paint Plein Air event – Grand Prize – Sept 2021

2021 Signature Status – National Oil and Acrylic Painter Society – Sept 2021

2020 Great Migration Paint Out – Grand Prize – Oct 2020

2020 Paint Ontario – Sponsor Choice Award

2020 Gateway International Painting Competition – Finalist – Mar 2020

2019 Art Renewal Center Salon – Honourable Mention

2019 Landscape Artist of the Year Canada – finalist

2019 Canvas Pontiac – Tangled displayed as 8’x10’ billboard in Pontiac, MI for 1 year

2018 NOAPS Fall 2018 International Online Exhibition – Award of Excellence

2018 LaNapoule Residency in France for two weeks (through GCA and LNAF) – Aug. 2018

2018 Art Renewal Centre – 13th International ARC Salon – Finalist for two paintings – February

2018 ArtMuse Finalist – January 

2017 – Artwork Archive Online Competition – Editor Choice Award – November

2017 Art Renewal Centre Associate Living Master – September

2017 International Guild of Realism Show – Best Landscape – September

2017 ArtMuse Finalist – March

2017 Dacia Gallery, NY – finalist open call for submissions – September

2017 Paint Ontario, RoseMary Crosswell Award

2017 Member of the Salmagundi Club in New York, NY

2016 Art Renewal 12th International ARC Salon – finalist for two paintings – November

2016 BoldBrush Art Competition by FASO – 15% Juried FAV – September

2016 Paint Ontario – Grand Prize

 

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