Denise Smith

Open Studios - Maroondah Hwy
21 & 22 September 2019

Pastel, Watercolour, Acrylic, Inks

Wrendale Wildlife Studio,

3 Anderson Road, Healesville

0408 351 700 [email protected]

Studio now open by appointment

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“Nature, Wildlife  and  Painting”  are my passions!   Pastels and Watercolour are my preferred mediums and occasionally acrylics, in which I love creating wildlife and nature artworks.  I am transported to another place when I’m painting, and love every minute of the journey.  The Yarra Valley is such an inspiring area in which to live.  I believe this is my “little piece of heaven”.  

Denise’s subjects and inspiration come from nature and wildlife - with favourite subjects being birds, animals, exotic species and indigenous species of Australia.


A realist painter, mainly using the mediums of pastel, oil and acrylic, lately experimenting with inks, watercolour and mixed media.    Denise strives for individualism and capturing each animal or bird’s quirky personality.


Recent additions to the list of artworks are small Pen and Watercolour iconic scenes of the Yarra Valley.


Denise invites commissions in Pet Portraiture which is another passion.  Recently Denise’s images have been transposed onto jewellery and these pieces are available as pendants or brooches.



Mt. Evelyn & Yarra Valley Arts Society

2006   Best Oil/Acrylic - Eastern Grey Kangaroo


2010   Highly Commended – Green & Gold Bell                Frog (oil)

           Best in Show – Can’t Get A Word In



Inaugural Art Show “Off The Wall” – Warburton

2014    Best in Show – “Who Me?”– Tawny    

            Frogmouths (Pastel)


2014   Solo - Ray Oliver Gallery, Mont DeLancey,              Wandin

2013   Yarra Valley Artists - group Art at Linden              Gate, Yarra Glen

2012   Valley Painters - group Brumfield Winery,              Seville 

2010,2011, 2012 & 2014 

           Yarra Valley Open Studios - group 

2007-8 Group Exhibition (Valley Painters)                        Oaks Winery, Yering  

2003  Solo -RACV Country Club, Healesville 


In 2009 Denise had her works and a demonstration piece published in the magazine “Artist’s Palette” which is published internationally.    Denise’s artwork was featured on the cover of this magazine.


Associations/ Memberships:

WASA (Wildlife Artist’s Society of Australasia)

Yarra Valley Regional Tourism Association

Yarra Valley Arts

Mt. Evelyn & Yarra Valley Arts Society (held Voluntary Secretary’s position 4 years)

Zoos Victoria


Having been affected by the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009, Denise took part in a special exhibition at Three Stories Gallery, Healesville.    

Final White Bellied Sea Eagle - Kakadu

Final White Bellied Sea Eagle - Kakadu

Aussie Mates

Aussie Mates

Timmy Turtle Inks&Acrykics_4jpeg.

Timmy Turtle Inks&Acrykics_4jpeg.

Olive Backed Sunbird (Male)

Olive Backed Sunbird (Male)

Bee Eaters Pastel&Watercolour_6jp

Bee Eaters Pastel&Watercolour_6jp

Wildlife Sketch Final

Wildlife Sketch Final

Tawny Frogmouths

Tawny Frogmouths

Happy not Yappy

Happy not Yappy

Helmeted Honey Eater

Helmeted Honey Eater

© 2016 by Yarra Valley Arts Inc.

PO Box 510, Healesville, 3777