Denise Susalka, a resident of Redding Connecticut and Palmas del Mar, earned an MBA in International Finance and worked for 18 years in banking and finance before beginning her art career.
Since 2000, she has been channeling her creativity into painting with the same energy (and much more passion!) which she brought to a long and successful career in international finance.
Sharing her memories of living in France, Italy, Japan and Puerto Rico and travelling extensively in Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, Denise uses color, texture, and play of light to convey a sense of place in her landscapes, evocative abstract and whimsical still-life paintings.
The vibrancy of her work seems to awaken the senses: evoking the floral scent of hibiscus or lavender, the tartness of a kiwi or the sweetness of a mango, the whisper of trees swaying or the roar of the surf, the warmth of the sun or the coolness of the breezes
Denise has exhibited her work in LakeShore Gallery in Bolton Landing, NY; Lady Audrey's Gallery in West Cornwall, CT; Rockwell Gallery in Westport, CT and had a permanent exhibition of her work at Maji-Lina Gallery in Rio Mar, PR until Gallery closed in 2013.
Denise is a founding member of Cannondale Studios and Gallery in Wilton, Connecticut, and exhibits her work throughout Connecticut and Puerto Rico.
She is a member of the Metro Art Studios in Bridgeport.
Metro Art Studio
Bridgeport, CT 06604