The Artist Abroad creates urban mixed media art that is recognizable, yet somehow surreal. Mixing image transfer and acrylics Denise creates pieces that are graphic, contemporary and yet nostalgic. Living and working in Montreal, QC, she has spent the past ten years travelling and residing in various North American cities, exhibiting her work along the way. Originally from the Netherlands, Denise has a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in Rotterdam.
The New Art Festival (TNAF) is Ottawa's largest non-commercial outdoor art festival. Featuring nearly 200 visual artists working in a wide range of styles and media, this annual event draws thousands of visitors and participants from across Canada and around the world. TNAF is a non-commercial event. They do not include any mass-produced goods, nor do they have any representation from large chains or corporations. They are a low carbon footprint event and feature food providers from the community. All of the artwork and food at TNAF are the direct result of the artists and artisans who are featured at our festival. The organizers do not take any percentage of the artists’ sales.Originally conceived by Bhat Boy as an event to provide opportunities for up and coming artists, this important festival is truly unique. To honour our art community and all its hard-working artists and craftspeople, the event is juried. The Art in the Park Festival Community is a registered Ontario not-for-profit corporation, run for artists by artists.