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Denise Allen

I feel I am still exploring and experimenting in media and subject, and I am thoroughly enjoying the journey. We live in such a diverse world, it would be a shame not to be fully immersed in the experience. My current favourite subject is the sea and the play of light on the waters surface.

I have sold internationally and corporately, as well as to private buyers and the local authority.

For three and a half years I was been co-owner of Artshed Ware ltd, based just outside Ware in Hertfordshire. This was an amazing experience, but I have taken the very hard decision to leave to allow me time to concentrate on my first love, which is painting.

I have been painting for as long as I can remember. I took my A level, followed by a foundation course at St Albans college. After this I took the decision that I needed to live a bit, so worked my way around the world. I continued to paint as a hobby.

In 1990 my husband got a contract to work in Bermuda. I was given permission to paint and sell my paintings, and have been painting as a professional ever since, taking breaks when both my children were born.

In 2002 I started teaching watercolours to a small local group. I have now been teaching regularly, demonstrating to art societies, and have started up painting holidays in the beautiful island of Menorca.

A couple of years ago I painted a small seascape, and was immediately hooked. I am fascinated by the play of light on the water. This has now become my major subject, but as to the future, who knows...