Her paintings are low relief and sculptural, created on large wood panels, with deep texture, oils, stains and gold leaf. Most of her works are created with a nature theme; as gnarled trees embedded in rock, and more contemporary abstract themes.
Her exhibition Water! (2008) Conley Gallery, Fresno, was a combination of large-scale videos within an installation format that also included an inner meditation room; surrounded by paintings and the gentle sounds of water it was designed to include the viewer in the artwork.
She also works in oils and acrylics on canvas, recently exhibiting her photorealistic style at Ironstone Vineyards, Spring Obsession Show (2011), Murphy’s, CA; and Mistlin Gallery, Spring Art Show (2011), Modesto, CA.
This summer she traveled with a group of artists to France highlighting Paris museums and art galleries, and plein air painting in the south of France. Her new works are reflective of that genre.
She will be offering art lessons in Santa Barbara, and continue her art based business, D.A. Hartley, painting Murals and Faux Finishes for individual's and businesses. She will also be accepting commissions. Her business includes curator services, the hanging of paintings, sculptural conservation and sculpture garden maintenance.
To view her work go to http://www.dahartley.com
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D.A. Hartley was born in Oakdale, CA; lived in the art community of Three Rivers, CA for 22 years, studied art in NYC at the Art Students League, and lived on the island of Kauai. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Her recent shows include:
Artist Open Studio, (2011), Stanislaus County, private studio tour, Modesto, CA;
Mistlin Gallery, (2011) 58th Annual Spring Art Show, member group show, Modesto, CA;
Ironstone Vineyards, (2011) Spring Obsession, group show, Murphy’s, California;
Water, Flowers, & Inner Light, (2010) Show with photographer Christian Gilbert, San Luis Obispo, CA;
Water! (2008) One Woman Show, Conley Gallery, Fresno. CA.;
Icons (2004) at Fourth Street Studio Gallery, Berkeley, CA;
The World of Abstraction (2004) at Easel Heads, Church Street Gallery, Visalia, CA;
Wisdom and Compassion, Tibetan Art Installation, (2003), One Woman Show Dean’s Gallery, CSU Fresno, CA;
Temporal Man in Nature, One Woman Show, Cort Gallery, Three Rivers, CA;
CSU Fresno, Student Group Show (2002), Best of Show;
Blocked (2000), One Woman Show, ArtHop, Fresno, CA.
Her video, Lake Kaweah, a time-piece that transformed two years of still photos into video, was featured at the Kaweah Land and Arts Festival, at the Land and Arts Symposium (2009), College of the Sequoia, Visalia, CA.
She received a commission from Sierra View Hospital, Porterville, CA, to create a hospital floor of murals for the Children’s Hospital, Central Valley.
She studied at the Art Students League in NYC, and has received two BA degrees, in Fine Art and in Philosophy (Religion).
Her MA is in Fine Art, New Media.
She received training from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in sculptural restoration.
Hartley worked for the Nelson Rockefeller Trust, at Kikuit Museum at Potanico Hills, N.Y., and worked for the painting conservator of the Whitney Museum, NYC.
She taught drawing in the Artist as Witness workshop at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, to children of migrant workers.
She has received a diploma as a producer from the Hollywood Film School.
She was assistant to Keaton Walker, 4 Emmy award recipient, as Art Director of the Academy Awards, at the American Music Awards (2003).
Corporate purchases include four painting for Kaweah Delta Hospital, and the Sequoia Regional Cancer Center in Visalia, CA.
PRESS AND MEDIA REVIEWS:
Radio Interview, March 2003, one hour interview with Janet Flores, Wisdom and Compassion Show, KFCF (KPFA), Fresno CA.
Visalia Times Delta, February 26, 2004, Family’s Support is Artist’s Greatest Joy.
Fresno Bee, October 22, 2004, Sierra View Handles New Wing with Kid Gloves.
Lifestyles Magazine, July 2005, Denise Hartley, text by Carol Firstman.
Media Kit upon request, firstname.lastname@example.org
About www.D.A. Hartley.com;
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Owner Denise Hartley has a M.A. degree in Fine Art. She offers Decorative & Faux Painting, Murals, and Art Lessons. She is also a Graphic Designer for events and business, Curator Services: Collections, Hanging of Paintings, Sculpture Conservation, and Gallery Management. Now located in Santa Barbara, California. www.DAHartley.com, please email, Denise@DAHartley.com.