Artist Bio: Christine Denny

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Artist Bio - Christine Denny

Since childhood, I have loved to draw and would often surprise my parents wirh drawings of cartoon characters on cork coasters and basically anything I could lay my hands on!

I am largely self-taught, but I did study art in Year 12 and first year Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne, before switching to psychology. After working for over 20 satisfying years as a clinical psychologist, I decided to retuen to my first love - drawing and painting - and to combine it with my love of animals.

Hence "Pet Portraits and More" was born. I advertise on Facebook and use photographs to draw custom portraits of treasured pets, landscapes, human portraits etc using my favourite medium, pastel. I have had many commissions and have sold work independently at exhibitions.

During university vacations, I was an Administrative Officer at the National Gallery of Victoria for several years. This work allowed me to wander the gallery at my leisure and allowed my appreciation of art to grow considerably during this time.

I am a member of the Victorian Artists Society and have studied under Shirley Straford and Barbara McManus. Currently I am studying landscape painting in pastel with Cathy Van Ee. 

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