Denise Gallagher

Member Artist

Denise Gallagher

About the Artist

The paintings you see here are a result of my love affair with the colors and forms of Italy. I lived there for several years and returned many times to paint. Over time, I have realized that my interest in the human psyche has lead me to explore the world of archetypes. The architecture of Italy with it's open doorways, covered streets and inner courtyards were lively with multiple layers of meaning for me. I structure my paintings such that the viewer may experience a certain visceral longing or a tension when confronted with certain choices. The landscapes though much more fluid also have a certain door-like or passageway structure.

Location: Fairfield, Iowa