Carolyn Denning

Denning served as art editor of the yearbook in high school, and was granted several national scholastic art awards. She attended Scripps College, graduated with an art major, and received a masters of art education from Claremont graduate school.

“The next 30 years, I put producing art on the back burner, spent my creative energies on teaching special needs students and finally raising, training and showing llamas,” Denning said. “After retiring from those pursuits, I felt a need to revisit my art interests. My earlier training had included almost every art form, which probably was why I never settled on any one thing.”

In her older years, Denning concentrates on drawing, painting in watercolor and most recently, working in pastel.

“I am most interested in landscapes, both real and imaginary and old farm machinery, however, I enjoy the challenge of painting all subjects. I want my paintings to catch the viewers interest from afar and to reward them as they move closer,” Denning said. “I want color to sing and the subject to be from an interesting viewpoint. I find that attempting to meet these criteria within various subject matter to be an artistic challenge that I enjoy and never totally accomplish.”

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Denning served as art editor of the yearbook in high school, and was granted several national scholastic art awards. She attended Scripps College, graduated with an art major, and received a masters of art education from Claremont graduate school.

“The next 30 years, I put producing art on the back burner, spent my creative energies on teaching special needs students and finally raising, training and showing llamas,” Denning said. “After retiring from those pursuits, I felt a need to revisit my art interests. My earlier training had included almost every art form, which probably was why I never settled on any one thing.”

In her older years, Denning concentrates on drawing, painting in watercolor and most recently, working in pastel.

“I am most interested in landscapes, both real and imaginary and old farm machinery, however, I enjoy the challenge of painting all subjects. I want my paintings to catch the viewers interest from afar and to reward them as they move closer,” Denning said. “I want color to sing and the subject to be from an interesting viewpoint. I find that attempting to meet these criteria within various subject matter to be an artistic challenge that I enjoy and never totally accomplish.”

Denning serves as president of the Carson Valley Artist Association, and is a member of gadZooks, a creative place in Gardnerville.

 

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