STEFANIE DENZ Painter.Saltspring Island.

I use oil on built up surfaces of discarded, stressed wood and other building materials.Colour and lighting are important in the illusory quality of the image.The ageing surface creates a context for my vision which also has it's own time and place.The two must come together for better or worse.

I also do mixed media on paper and make photo cards and laser prints of original artworks.

Tribute to Battista Alberti

21"x 12": 55 x 32 cm. oil on wood.


As an admirer of the renaissance architect Alberti,I have made a painting of one of his buildings in which he has brought together the triangle and romanesque arch magnificently.

Youth Reading
13"x 35": 33x 89cm. oil on wood.
This painting is a portrait of an individual with a powerful and compelling mind.
Carnival (triptych)

32"x 22": 81x 56cm /32"x 25":81x 65cm /19"x 8":48x 15cm:TOTAL 32"x 54":81x 136cm Oil on wood


In these scenes the Kissers/ dancers move from birth to death (right to left) in a constant struggle between male and female. Each face very different issues and must somehow get on with the dance.

Aulden Breathing

27"x 36": 69x 97cm. oil on wood.


As my son listens to himself play the piano I listen to him breathing.There are two of him because like breathing there is the air inside the lungs and that which is outside.



24"x 35": 61x 89cm. oil on wood.

This woman is leaving this scene.She leaves through a black hole, but it's a planter, promising regrowth somewhere else.

Stefanie Denz grew up in Duncan B.C. and now lives with her family on SaltSpring Island.She studied for her B.F.A. at the University of Victoria in 1984 and received her M.F.A in painting from Auckland University in 1988.In 1986 She was awarded a commonwealth scholarship for postgraduate studies.In 1983, '91,and '95 she received awards for painting in the B.C.Festival of the Arts.Stefanie has shown her work in galleries and other venues in New Zealand, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo and SaltspringIsland.Her work is in private collections in the United States, Germany, Britain and New Zealand as well as in Canada.

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