Artist holding up painting in a gallery
Antaya holding “The Ninth Concession”, Private Beach, Nestled in the Trees

How do you find inspiration?
Denise Antaya: I am a nature lover, so the landscape is a never-ending source of inspiration. The way the light transforms an often-overlooked scene fascinates me. The way the seasons change the environment around me and challenges my abilities to portray what is seen is never boring. Trying to capture the beauty in nature is a lifetime endeavor, one that I will never master.

What is the best thing about being an artist?
Denise Antaya: The best thing about being an artist is to have the ability to take something that touches me and being able to express those feelings on canvas. Through art we can emotionally connect to others and see that we are not that different. Art brings hope in an ever-changing world.

To see more of Denise’s work, visit:

oil painting of beach with landscape in background
Denise Antaya, “Private Beach,” oil on linen, 11 x 10.75 in., December 2023
oil paitning of house in background surrounded by rural land, trees and bushes, grass
Denise Antaya, “Nestled in the Trees,” oil on linen, 16 x 16 in., December 2023


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