Denise studied painting/illustration between 1983 -1992, in the Dun Laoghaire School of Art & Design, The College of Marketing & Design, and The National College of Art & Design Dublin. She has worked in various artistic fields over the years including book illustration, animation, glass engraving and education. Painting has always been an integral part of her life.
Her paintings are in private collections in Ireland, the United States, and France and Spain..
Denise's work is also available in craft shops throughout Ireland.