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Denise LaRue Mahlke paints with soft pastels - which are to her the purest form of artist color. Unfettered with complicated materials, she is free to respond spontaneously to the unfolding spectacle of the big skies and ancient geology of the American West.
I first saw her beautiful, atmospheric pastel works of art in person at the Booth Museum. It was at a show called Painting Red Rocks Country, Past and Present. Her work was displayed alongside the works of G. Russell Case, Matt Smith, and Ray Roberts.
Denise says “Painting allows me to communicate the celebratory beauty of God’s creation.” As we view Denise Mahlke’s sensitive paintings, we cannot help but be touched by her deep reverence. The result: we are rewarded with a sense of peace.
Terry Ludwig Pastels: https://terryludwig.com
The Painterly Approach: An Artist's Guide To Seeing, Painting And Expressing (by Bob Rohm): https://amzn.to/3zapzUX (paid link)
Harley Brown's Eternal Truths for Every Artist (by Harley Brown): https://amzn.to/2TVwpxz (paid link)
T. Allen Lawson: https://tallenlawson.com
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