Denise Gimbel b. 1955 Pontiac, Michigan
1978 Bachelor of Arts, Andrew University, Michigan
1986 Master of Public Health, Loma Linda University, California
Gimbel has always been an avid sketcher. Raised in a family of artists and with dual citizenship in the United States and Canada, she was encouraged to bring her sketchbook along for all her travels.
As she went on to raise her own family and manage a career in nursing, Gimbel’s love for lines and sketching was a constant in her life. It was in 2017 while living in the small town of Collioure, France, the birthplace of post-impressionist “Fauve” art movement and home to endless creative inspiration, that Gimbel’s artistic ambitions expanded into painting professionally. She immersed herself in studying the master painters and participating in various workshops and classes to advance her own style of painting. Now a resident of Southern California, Gimbel has found her artistic voice painting coastal landscapes and scenes from nature expressed through geometric lines and bold colors.
Solo Exhibit, Ann Foxworthy Gallery, Santa Maria, CA 2021 - 2022 Featured Artist, Valley Art Gallery, Santa Maria, CA 2021 “The 2nd Half – 50 and Over” Virtual Exhibit, Las Laguna Art Gallery, CA 2021 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Juried Show “Finding Spaces”, CA 2021 Virtual Gallery, Art Central Art Supply Gallery, CA 2021 Valley Art Gallery, Orcutt, CA 2018 - 2021