Neo-Romanticism in Current Day Abstraction by Denise Presnell

On display March 21 – April 22, 2023

Artist Talk and Reception on Saturday, April 22 from 1pm – 3pm

Sometimes I just need to shut up and paint.

Denise Presnell

Presnell is a painter/mixed media artist currently living and working as a full-time artist in Sheboygan, WI. They grew up in south central Nebraska and earned a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and they earned an MFA in Painting from the Pennsylvania State University. Graduate school was followed by 31 years of teaching art on the college/university level in Pennsylvania, Kansas, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

For most of those 31 years, Presnell’s imagery centered around the natural landscape – mostly focusing on the landscape in Wisconsin. Over the past few years, their work evolved from heavily abstracted – but still recognizable landscapes into full-blown nonobjective abstraction. Presnell embraces risk-taking and the truth of the unknown.

Sponsored by the Hanson Family Foundation and Steve & Cathy Lacy

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