Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: Denise Howard

Studio: Denise J Howard Art

Title: Happy
Description: Colored pencil
Media: Drawing
Size: 20 x 15
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Contact Denise Howard



Phone: (650) 787-9953

2019  Showings

May 4 - 5 , Site: 449
290 Golden Hills Drive
Portola Valley, CA 94028


May 11 - 12 , Site: 458
672 Briarcliff Court
Santa Clara, CA 95051


wheelchair accessible

May 18 - 19 , Site: 332
136 Belvue Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032-5115


About Denise Howard

I aim to engage the viewer in a longer, closer look to find beauty in the details of my subjects and discover deeper meaning. Because I work with colored pencil and graphite, I am able to include fine details which draw the viewer in to learn the subject’s story, perhaps for the first time. I intend for the viewer to remember this encounter the next time they find such a scene in real life, and appreciate more of the world around them. I am a realist, but my work is never a mere copy of a photo; I take liberties to produce my vision of the scene.

I am the author of “101 Textures in Colored Pencil” (Walter Foster Publishing, 2017). My work has won awards in regional, national and international exhibitions. I am a five-year merit Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a Silver Signature Member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society, hold Master Pencil Artist status in the Pencil Art Society, and am currently the national marketing director for the CPSA.