Denise Antaya

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Denise Antaya 



Denise Antaya was born in Windsor, ON. She has been an artist for as long as she can remember. After a 31 year career in Advertising, Denise decided it was time to focus on painting landscapes full time. She attended the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto for three years and attended various Plein Air workshops.


She primarily works in Oils on linen or wood.The everyday themes in Denise Antaya’s oil paintings combine her love of nature and her fascination with light and how it transforms an often overlooked scene. With her fearless approach to composition Denise pushes realism to just the right balance of detail and poetry. Her subjects range from season to season but almost always represent the natural environment untouched by man. 


With over 40 exhibitions across Canada and the United States, her paintings have earned a dozen awards.



IGOR 2021 Fall Salon Online Exhibition - Pioneer of Realism Award

Paint Ontario 2021’ Perch ‘n Paint Plein Air Event - Grand Prize

ARC Salon in 2020 - Three finalists out of close to 5000 entries

The Great Migration Paintout 2020 - Grand Prize

Sponsor Choice Award - Paint Ontario 2020

ARC Salon in 2019 - Honourable mention for “Puddles”. 

ARC Salon in 2018 and 2017 - Finalist for two paintings each year

In 2017 she earned her ARC (Art Renewal Center) Associate Living Master designation and is working towards her Living Master Designation. 

IGOR (International Guild of Realism) in 2017- Best Landscape

Paint Ontario in 2016 - Grand Prize - Best in Show


Denise appeared on Landscape Artist of the Year Canada in 2019. Show aired on Makeful in February/March 2020. It was also on CBC in the fall. The show appeared on Cottage Life TV and in the UK on Sky Arts.


Her website can be found at Denise Antaya Fine Art

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* This statement has been provided directly by the artist in association to their 16th International ARC Salon entries. This content has not been edited for typos or grammatical errors and has not been vetted for accuracy.