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New Painting Start, Blue Iris

Blue Iris, 40" x 30". Oil on canvas.
I really just wanted to start another flower!
And I really love painting outdoors!


By car, BART, and the #30 bus, and by foot, we arrived at Fort Mason Hostel, and the San Francisco Fine Art Fair.

San Francisco Art Fair down the hill from the hostel.

I highly recommend the Hostel at Fort Mason. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Fort Mason! View of the city skyline, Alcaltraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, the Community Gardens of Fort Mason, and next to the pier where the Art Fair was held.

Alcaltraz Island from  Fort Mason.

We met the most interesting people, "hello to Roy from Norway; Naomi from Austraila;  David, China Town Shop owner and scholar; Harlan, artist from Middletown, Ca.; and Stefano from the Venice Biennale (La Biennale de Venezia!)"

Kayleigh spotted the art of Koen Vanmechelen, four painting from his Cosmopolitan Chichen Project. at the Venice Biennale booth.

We went to the Tin How Temple at Waverly Place, and Chinatown's (CHSA) Museum, and we were in th…


We are invited to the San Francisco Fine Art Fair,  at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.


We will be attending the Opening Preview Party, and staying for the event on Saturday! Michael Rosenthal sent us an invitation for the event, http://www.rosenthalgallery/ and Gallery Paule Anglim for a free one day pass, http://www.gallerypauleanglim/, thank you both!

Denise Hartley

Lost Canyon Falls

Another Public Land Project:

Begining a new painting, 4' x 5', oil on canvas, "Lost Canyon Falls". Located in Stanislaus National Forest, California, across the river from our cabin on the Stanislaus River.



Artists D.A. Hartley And Christian Gilbert Explore The Essence Of Light Within Self And Nature.

For WATER, FLOWERS, AND INNER LIGHT!, the artists create a visually tactile experience for the viewer. This collaborative nature series, explores the radiant light of flowers, water, and the inner light of the spirit, as exemplified by their Buddha series.

Artists Denise Hartley and Christian Gilbert
April 2, 2010 – May 1, 2010
Time: Reception, 6 – 9 PM, April 2, 2010
Ja Nene, 950 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

    The artists have captured the essence of light found within our inner and outer nature. Upon entering, the viewer will experience the sights and sounds of water in motion, with the combination of video, and the intricate, photorealism waterscapes, by California and Hawaii artist, Denise Hartley. Her current works include video, oil on canvas, and mixed media on ca…

Website For Artist D.A.Hartley


Art After Dark held in San Luis Obispo, the first Friday of the Month! April 2nd, 6 - 9.

I will be showing at JA NENE'S (, 950 CHORRO ST, across from the Mission. For details: (805) 546-0900.

or contact me:

I will have three new paintings, and video. The theme is Water!, with the sights and sounds of water.

Included will be: Douglas Creek, painting and video.

New Photo-realism series by D.A.Hartley.

Hello friends,

I have begun a new series  'Places in Nature', which has been a continuous theme throughout my career.

My last series of paintings, mixed media,  were on 4' x 6' wood panels.

The new series are on canvas, 30" x 40", and will be painted in a 'photo-realistic' style.

First in series, based on a photo by Chris Gilbert.                      'Batholith', painting in progress 2010.                                                                                                    Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40".

Next in series, waterfall, photo DA Hartley. Oil on canvas, 30" x 40".

                                                      Photo by DA Hartley, Kauai beach. Oil on canvas, 30" x 40".

Recent Exhibition, Kaweah Land and Arts Festival, November 2009

Recent Exhibition: Kaweah Land and Arts Festival, November 2009.
Presented by the Sequoia Riverlands Trust.

“Lake Kaweah,” large format video, 2008.

                                           Photo by Randy Vaughn-Datta

“Lake Kaweah”, is a series of still photographs taken daily at Lake Kaweah. They slowly dissolve into each other, creating a video documentation of the rising and lowering of the waters of the lake. After spending many years of driving around this lake, the cyclical seasons flowed into each other, imprinting the beauty that each season offered, the reflections, the spring wildflowers, snow capped mountains, to the golden hills of fall.

“Lake Kaweah” was featured behind the speakers podium during the presentations at the Land and Arts Symposium, College of the Sequoias, November 7, 2009. The panelists/performers were: Paul Buxman, John Dofflemyer, Rob Hansen, Denise Hartley, Tim Z. Hernandez, Ron Jefferson, Matthew Rang…
Works on exhibition in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Ja Nene Natural Body Products
950 Chorro St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-0900

Located across from San Luis Obispo Mission on Chorro St.