About the artist
Denise J. Flores is a painter, illustrator, writer, and curator from Jersey City, New Jersey. Her formal art training began in high school and continued into college with studies at The School of Visual Arts and The Art Student's League in New York City, New York. Dissatisfied with city life, Flores returned to NJ where gardening became a prevalent practice. Inspired by Nature's fleeting cycles, Flores began painting botanical art. As she learned more about Nature and its’ cycles, she discovered the parallels between humans and nature. Flores’ art has since evolved to be a combination of botanical and figurative art in order to illustrate the human connection to Nature's rhythms. As a multi-passionate artist, Flores has taken on many roles in creative industries including art direction for film, art curator, and digital marketing, while always maintaining a studio art practice. She has accomplished many things with her artwork including a large painting commission from St. Paul’s Church in Jersey City, NJ at the age of 18. She served as an artist assistant at the age of 21 to Carole Feuerman, a notable sculptor. Throughout the years, she has shown her work in group exhibitions and has also curated art exhibits for the local community organizations in Jersey City, NJ. Her art and curatorial efforts have been featured on NJ.com and The Jersey Journal newspaper. In 2020, as the pandemic claimed all professional ventures, studio art became a top priority again and she began writing an online art journal along with launching D. J. Flores ART, a curated online shop featuring her artwork. Flores is currently working on a new body of work focusing on elevating the fleeting moments of everyday life in response to living through a pandemic.