Artist Spotlight: Denise LaFrance

Artist Spotlight: Denise LaFrance

Denise LaFrance is a 56-year-old self-taught painter living in Toronto Canada's Little Italy neighbourhood.
I've been painting for over 30 years and I am a self-taught painter who paints in mainly watercolour but also oil and acrylic and I like to draw as well in graphite.
Portrait of Denise LaFrance
Portrait of Denise LaFrance
7, Denise LaFrance
7, Denise LaFrance
For the past nine years, I've been living with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and now, I can no longer walk and rely on a mobility scooter. I am very weak, in almost constant pain and my balance is severely affected. It feels like I'm always in a canoe on the water, even when I'm sitting down. 
The activity of painting helps me not to worry about the hard things in life that I can't control and it makes me happy and it's fun and my art makes other people happy. Painting is a good way for me to get my emotions out in a constructive way. I have been a prolific painter for over 30 years and now, it's more of a challenge (with my health) but I'm going to keep going until I can't do it anymore.
Beloved Daniel, Denise LaFrance
Beloved Daniel, Denise LaFrance
Chinese Radio Ghost, Denise LaFrance
Chinese Radio Ghost, Denise LaFrance
Lar & Bri NYC, Denise LaFrance
Lar & Bri, NYC, Denise LaFrance
Denise paints in many different styles and subject matters. Representative. Surreal. Abstract.
Denise's art can be found on YouTube and on Flickr.

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