Denise Champion (contemporary)
Denise Champion Estero

10 1/2" x 13 1/2"

Denise Champion is formerly of Bodega Bay and currently an artist in the Southeast. She is a plein air artist who studies color.

She writes on her site, "There is a language of color, in nature, that can only be interpreted by being there. This is why plein air painting so attracts me, being on location when painting is, for me, the ultimate, a meditation. Color does not express itself on film or from the corners of my mind,the way it does by being on location.

The little small whispers of color in the shadows and the loud voices of the light are what excite and inspire me. The colors change constantly and very quickly, so it is important to be intuitive and spontaneous.

Shapes, forms, patterns and most of all, the ways colors speak to each other are what thrill me.
Each painting a new voice, a new story ... same language.

The study of color has allowed me to see what is invisible to others and I have the joy of sharing my vision."

•Hui No’eau Visual Art Center Members Shows, Maui,’98,’99
•Feast and Famine Invitational, Maui Arts and Cultural Center,’00
•Art Maui ‘96,’97,’98,’00.
•The Honolulu Advertiser Exhibit Hall,’01
•Hawaii State Women’s Conference
•Solo Shows ‘00,’01,Viewpoints Gallery,Maui
•Allied Arts, Bodega Bay, California, ‘01
•American Impressionist Society’s Third Annual Nation Juried Exhibition Pt. Reyes Station, Ca. ‘01
•Art as a Gift, Claudia Chapline Gallery,Stinson Beach, Ca. ,’02
•Bodega Bay Allied Arts, ‘02
•Exhibition and Workshop, Ano’ Ano’ Gallery, Maui, ‘03
•La Quinta Plein Air Festival Invitational, San Luis Obispo, Ca.
•One Person Show, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, Ca. ‘04
•Scene at the Straits, (Invitational Paint Out) Martinez, Ca., ‘03,’04
•Creighton Island Exhibit, Carisma Gallery, Buford, Georgia ‘05
•Southeast Pastel Exhibit, Limelight Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia’05
•Quinlan Visual Art Center, Gainsville Ga., Southeastern Pastel Society International, Members Show, Plein Air Painters of Georgia’06
•Darien Art Association Plein Air Painters of Georgia ’08 Darien, Ga.
•Jekyl Island Art Ass., Jekyl Island, Solo Show, Aug. ’08, Jekyl Island, Ga.

Art Festivals:

. 12 th Annual San Marcos Art Festival, Jacksonville, Fl., ’08
. 53rd Boardwalk Art Show and Festival, Virginia Beach, VA., ’08
. Atlanta Arts Festival, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Ga. Sept. ’08
. One of a
Kind. Chicago, Ill. Dec. 4-7, ’08

Open Studio:
•Art at the Source, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Bodega Bay, Ca.,‘03,’04
•(Steering Committee, Marketing and Advertising Chair)
•Honorable Mention, Members Show, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia
•Allied Art Members Show Award of Excellence, Ca. Sept.’01
•Bodega Bay Allied Arts, Honorable Mention, April ‘02
•Apple Blossom Festival, ‘02, Pastel

•American Impressionist Society
•Laguna School
•Pastel Society of the West Coast
•Bodega Bay Allied Arts
•Art Workshops of West Sonoma County (AWS)
•Sebastopol Center for the Arts
•Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
•Southeastern Pastel Society
•Spruill Center for the Arts
•Georgia Outdoor Painters
•     Plein air Painter of Georgia
•  National Association of Independent Artists

Professional Experience: Instructor
•Maui Community College, Maui
•Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Maui
•Sebastopol Center for the Arts, California

•Maui Visitor Bureau,’00
•Maui No Ka Oi Magazine,’00
•The Maui Arts and Cultural Center :The Centerpiece ‘00,’01,’02
•       Southwest Art Magazine, ’04
•  Elegant Island Living ‘08

•Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
•In private collections in the U.S.A., France,Germany, England, Japan
•Claudia Chapline Gallery  and  Sculpture Gardens, Stinson Beach, California
•Graton Gallery, Graton, California
•Ano Ano Gallery, Kahului, Maui
•Graton Gallery, Graton, Ca.
•Viewpoints Gallery,Maui, Hi.