Read what people have to say about Denise as an art instructor, art mentor and presenter.


“For many years, I have had the pleasure of offering Denise’s presentations and classes to our older adults. Her wealth of knowledge and passion for art is invaluable,and it is evident in the quality of her instruction. Through Denise’s Art History presentations, patrons experience the beauty and wonder of diverse cultures and worldviews.  Participants request her back time and time again. Denise is truly an asset anyone’s lifelong learning program.

~ Sarah, Program Coordinator, Arlington Heights


“Denise has nurtured my love for art and has helped me see the potential of my talents.This has greatly changed the way I view my art and how it can be applied to and enrich my life.  She has helped me see everything differently.  I am so fortunate to have found her and to have had the opportunity to learn so much from her.”

~ Teresa, Student, Bartlett, IL

“Learning to draw and paint with Denise has been an exceptional experience.  She’s helped me tap into and develop nascent skills I was unaware of – and the result has been startling.  I’ve found myself totally immersed while creating the art.  I’m so pleased this has become a part of my life – it’s very fulfilling.”

~ Jonathan, Student, Schaumburg, IL.


”I enjoyed learning how to draw again. Starting out with drawing a collie was great and I enjoyed every minute of it. She knows what she is doing and shared much to help me become more artistic. Her years of experience are evident as she makes it look so easy.” ~ Janice, Student, Wayne, IL