The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.  -Neil Gaiman


I'm so glad you stopped by!

Hi, I'm Denise Riches and I'm a mixed media artist from Southern California. I'm an abstract expressionist painter who loves trees, hearts and vibrant fields of color. I build up texture and interest in my paintings with acrylic paint, tissue paper, decorative papers, magazine text, spray paint, ink and mark making tools. I paint intuitively which means I don't have a plan when I start painting. Instead, I respond to each layer evaluating opportunities presented such as a unique brushstroke, an intriguing mark or a color that I want to explore further. I move back and forth in this manner simply being open to possibilities and watch as the painting unfolds. I love sharing my art with you and I hope you enjoy it!

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