Denise Hayes, Phoenix Member Since June 2016 Artist Statement Denise Hayes is a fine artist living near Phoenix, Arizona. Hayes is a co-owner with her husband, Dave, in a joint creative venture, Inkity Press LLC. Her original canvas paintings can be found at DeniseHayesStudio.com
Hayes is a classically trained artist who graduated from York Academy of Arts in Pennsylvania. At the time, Hayes was the youngest student there—only 17 years old. Years later, Hayes has proven herself to be a multi-dimensional artist with several creative successes in her past—graphic designer, vocalist, jewelry designer and metalsmith. These past pursuits have come together to foster her maturity as a painter today. Now her most spontaneous creative expression comes through painting abstractly in acrylics and mixed media. Using nuanced layers of color and texture, Hayes creates a fusion of contrasting elements that work harmoniously together. Formerly living in Pennsylvania and then Washington state, she now lives and works in her home studio near Phoenix with her author husband, Dave.