Denise Heard is a London based portrait artist who trained as a theatre designer at Central St Martins. She has recently moved into painting portraits and is particularly keen on painting the ‘game changers’, trailblazers and innovators who promote diverse representation, equality and overcoming adversity for the benefit of society as a whole.
Denise’s portraits are deft, bold and intriguing. They entice the viewer to find out more about the person she has painted because of how she manages to encapsulate their essence and persona. In addition, Denise’s artful skills and ability to capture strong colours is adeptly exercised in a muted and gentle way and it is admirable to behold.