Denise Landis, Artist


Artist Statement/Perspective


Focusing on musical rhythms makes for steady dabbing as a pointillist. Transforming my white canvas into the playground for an imagery-induced trance is my objective.  The painting process of dabbing and dotting is actually simple and can seem mundane or monotonous to a viewer.  However, a musical beat keeps me on task to create uniform marks with each stroke and I am happily at work. 

Dot - dot - dot - dot - dot….  Heaven.

It becomes hynotizing.  I can paint for hours without stepping back to really see what it is I am painting.  However, pointillism art also requires an eye for specific color theory, order, and placement.   Therefore, I practice seeing the world in complimentary colors wherever I go.  

Red & green, yellow & violet, orange & blue.  

Push - push - push - push - push….   My homework.

These actions captivate my art audience with wonder and encourages them to ask the question  “How?”  

Dare I tell?

Phoenix Center For The Arts  “Emerging Artists”, December 2 - 30,  currated by Edna Dapo, Phoenix, Arizona 2011

Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour, November 5 - 6, 2011, Apache Junction & Gold Canyon, AZ

Scottsdale Courtyard Marriott At Mayo Clinic Group Exhibit,  March - August 2011 sponsored by the Arizona Art Alliance, Scottsdale, AZ

Elvis Art,   Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel, Superstition Mountain Museum,  Apache Junction, AZ

BaoBao Bags Design “Finalist Artist” 

Apacheland Days,   Denise Landis Elvis Painting Exhibit, January 15-16, 2011, The Historic Elvis Chapel, Superstition Mountain Museum, Apache Junction, AZ



Elvis:  Many Faces Portrait Exhibit, Superstition Mountain Museum, Apache Junction, AZ  Dec 1-31,  Artist Reception

Meet & Greet The Artist Nov 28, 3-5pm Dog-Eared Used Books, Phoenix, AZ

Get Your Tails On  Benefit Auction sponsored by Panacea Wellness Village, included “Snow Grazing” painting.   Westworld,   Scottsdale, AZ

Mesa Art Center 10 x 10 Benefit Exhibit & Sale   Mesa, AZ

SunDust Gallery Wild and Scenic Juried Exhibit  Mesa, AZ

SunDust Gallery  The Five Elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Void Juried Exhibit  Mesa, AZ

Kivi Moments In Time Fine Art Gallery  Scottsdale, AZ 

Charmingwall 6 x 6 Exhibit  New York City, NY 

ASU Gammage Performing Art Center Ready for Soho  Tempe, AZ 

SunDust Gallery Past Feelings Juried Exhibit   Mesa, AZ 

Miami Art Works  Miami Loco  Miami, AZ  March 2010

Crafthaus Sitting Pretty Juried Exhibit  March 2010

SunDust Gallery Retro Juried Exhibit   Mesa, AZ 

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts      Globe, Arizona

APW Gallery Art On Record   Long Island, NY

Guests Gallery   Lilburn, GA   Top Ten Winner in International Portrait Competition

Atlanta International Airport  The Canvas Project    Atlanta, GA

Art House Co-op  The Canvas Project     Atlanta, GA

Pinetop Contemporary Gallery of Fine Art      Pinetop, AZ

Providence Gallery Art Gift Baskets   Scottsdale, AZ

OneOhOne Gallery  East Valley Art Guild Exhibit   Mesa, AZ

Boyce Thompson Arboretum   Artists of the Superstitions Exhibit   Superior, Arizona

Cobre Valley Center for the Arts     Globe, Arizona

Mesa Arts Center 10 x 10 Benefit Exhibit/Sale    Mesa, AZ

Artistic Mystic     Chandler, AZ

December 13-19, 2010 Apache Junction News

December 1, 2010 , Superstition Mountain Museum News

November 2010 Dog-Eared Used Books Events page

November 5, 2009 Arizona Consortium for the Arts News Twenty Visitor Tips for Artist Studio Tours by Denise Landis

October 7, 2009  ABC15 News Mac 10 x 10 Benefit Sale

October 7, 2009  Mesa Arts Center News 110 Local Artists Showcase Works of Art at Mesa Event


October 7, 2009  East Valley Tribune MAC 10 x 10 Benefit Sale

August 24, 2009   Boyce Thompson Arboretum News

June 12, 2009   White Mountain Independent News Denise Landis Calls Herself Emerging Artist

May 2009  Art Log: Art On Record Volume II


Xanadu Art Catalogue, and enter number 27857, currated by Jason Horejs, Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Spring 2012

American Art Collector, Alcove Books, 2011

Southwest Art Magazine ad for the Contemporary Fine Art International 2011

Southwest Art Magazine ad for the Contemporary Fine Art International 2010

Denise Landis Blog

Arizona Consortium of the Arts  Artizona Blog  c. 2008-2012

Pointillism by Denise Landis

Daily Painters of Arizona

Denise Landis Pointillism  “Cowboy Series”  c. 2008

The Canvas Project Volume 2  The Art House Co-op  c. 2009


Elvis Art,   Elvis Presley Memorial Chapel, Superstition Mountain Museum,  Apache Junction, AZ , January - April

Phoenix Center For The Arts “Emerging Artists - Redux” December 31 - January 7,  currated by Edna Dapo, Phoenix, Arizona 2012