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Denice Nicholson
Denice Nicholson
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Triptych panel #3

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Solstice

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Untitled

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Roses on Her Grave

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Carly's Dream

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Spring

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In the Fog

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Storm

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How do I Look

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Where Am I

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Daisy Blue

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I am Still Here

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Roses in Bloom

Gallery Reserve - For Viewing Only

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Triad Arpeggio

About Denice Nicholson

Denice grew up in an urban environment where the wild beauty of nature held special appeal. Even from a young age she had an inclination for drawing nature-imbued curving, irregular images. As a practicing artist in the beautiful landscape of Winslow, Arkansas, flowers, trees, twigs and berries function symbolically as opposed to realistically in her renderings. Through many years of trial and error experimenting she developed her own technique, similar to traditional batik, that involves adding layer upon layer of color, using wax-resist for some elements and freehand dyeing for particular effects. Hardened wax is frozen then strategically cracked to allow dyes to infiltrate, creating textures, color juxtapositions and impressionistic inferences of form and space to reveal an ethereal, dream-like perception of our mysterious world.

“…I dream, I hope, that people who look closely into the details of my work can come to their own understanding that the beauty of the world and the consciousness of our being is available to all of us and is supported by the simplest thing: a daisy about to bloom, falling leaves or a majestic canopy of trees, leading back to a sense of peace and contentment.”

About the art

Denice grew up in an urban environment where the wild beauty of nature held special appeal. Even from a young age she had an inclination for drawing nature-imbued curving, irregular images. As a practicing artist in the beautiful landscape of Winslow, Arkansas, flowers, trees, twigs and berries function symbolically as opposed to realistically in her renderings. Through many years of trial and error experimenting she developed her own technique, similar to traditional batik, that involves adding layer upon layer of color, using wax-resist for some elements and freehand dyeing for particular effects. Hardened wax is frozen then strategically cracked to allow dyes to infiltrate, creating textures, color juxtapositions and impressionistic inferences of form and space to reveal an ethereal, dream-like perception of our mysterious world.

“…I dream, I hope, that people who look closely into the details of my work can come to their own understanding that the beauty of the world and the consciousness of our being is available to all of us and is supported by the simplest thing: a daisy about to bloom, falling leaves or a majestic canopy of trees, leading back to a sense of peace and contentment.”