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Denise Hartley - Fine Artist and Muralist

Denise Hartley was born in Oakdale, CA; lived in the art community of Three Rivers, CA for 22 years, studied art in NYC at the Art Students League, and lived on the island of Kauai, in Santa Barbara, and currently lives in Oakdale, CA.
BA in Fine Art, and Philosophy (Religion) MA degree in Fine Art, New Media.

Artist Statement:
D.A. Hartley         My life has been driven by art. The artist eye looks to nature for inspiration, and then artist within translates these insights into an art work. Anything may appear onto the paper or canvas. The artist may channel the past, the present, or the future.                                                                                               I am a Reiki healer, and use healing in my art process. As a artist and healer, I address the healing of our planet. I try to approach Climate Change, and our damaged environment, more as a spiritual issue. First we have to heal ourselves, and by doing so we will become aware of the reality of the global…
Recent posts

Santa Barbara

Student Work

Advance Placement Class Imagine 50 origami kimonos, using patterned and textured papers, assembled into one project, with a female figure drawn wearing a kimono. This AP student created this multi-media project, one in a series of world-wide women’s traditional costume and dress.

Denise Hartley, Blue Iris, 40" x 30" Oil on Canvas 2011

Eyes on France, Artists Art Adventure


ArtPadSF at the Phoenix Hotel, May 19 - 22.
Art in America

Ironstone Vinyards Spring Show 2011

30" x 40"
Oil on Canvas

Douglas Creek
30 "x 40"
Acrylic on Canvas

Opening Night!