Denise Gimbel b. 1955 Pontiac, Michigan
1978 Bachelor of Arts, Andrew University, Michigan
1986 Master of Public Health, Loma Linda University, California
Raised in a family of artists and with dual citizenship in the United States and Canada, Gimbel has always experienced life through her sketchbook. As she went on to raise her own family and manage a career in nursing, Gimbel’s love for line and sketching was a constant. 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 to painting professionally. 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. Gimbel uses exaggerated colors and abstract patterns to express two views of nature; one of perfection when the painting is viewed from afar, and one of reflection and expression as the process of paint layering and hand-drawn line is observed.
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