ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dena Palser is a Raleigh, NC based painter specializing in oil and water media. In 2007, she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She moved to Los Angeles and began work as a gallery associate and artisan. There she cultivated a strong understanding of the importance of functional arts. She worked for founder Wanda Wen of Soolip, Carol Sauvion of Freehand Gallery and executive producer/director of the PBS documentary series Craft in America, and painter Dena Robertson of Cypress Albums. She spent a decade exploring the boundless landscapes along the West Coast, and continued to show with local galleries while working as a freelance artist. Her work has found a home in public and private collections around the world.
Nature and heritage fuel the color and pattern found in her vibrant paintings. She collects discarded photographs, fabric, and sketches from daily life to create pieces that string together faded memory with sharp line work. Inspiration arises from the chaotic beauty and endless snacking that accompany the raising of two boys. She also shares a studio with an animator.