Heather Denison paints from her studio in Hawke's Bay overlooking the gentle, rolling hills of the countryside which is conducive to her creative lifestyle.
Growing up in Africa instilled in her a love of wildlife and that passion is significant in her work. Born in Zimbabwe, she spent her early years working as a graphic designer and moved to New Zealand in 2003.
Influenced by the Dutch Golden Age painters, Heather works in oils; applying many layers and glazes to achieve the sense of atmosphere and timelessness. Her detailed work invites closer inspection as there are often many elements that add to the narrative.