Projects & Commissions

My artistic skills are diverse. I have been commissioned to paint murals, create large chalk drawings, develop artworks for restaurant menus, collage and paint fine art, design ceramic tiles and build aluminium sculptures. The possibilities are infinite. Whatever the concept is, I ensure a unique and innovative result. If interested in commissioning my skills, please contact me.

Artwork Denise Stanley

 

 

“Imagine Making It Together” sold in Participate Australia’s annual 2017 For Art’s Sake auction.

Participate Australia Artshow
Gottschalks Music Store Modesto California Mural Denise Stanley Artwork

 

 

 

Modesto, California, USA
In efforts to detour graffiti, the Gottschalk Music Center invited me to paint a mural along their large outside walls. This mural represents several of the instruments that are sold and catered to within the business.

House Murals

House Mural Bedroom Sea Ocean Blue Sun Birds Palm Tree Waves monotoned Cartoon Graphic Simple Easy White Blue art denise Stanley
House Mural Flower Cartoon Art Dot Colorful Graphic Denise Stanley
Hallway Design Shapes Geometric House Mural Flower Cartoon Art Dot Colorful Graphic Denise Stanley
Piano Fence Design Shapes Geometric House Mural Flower Cartoon Art Dot Colorful Graphic Denise Stanley

The bride commissioned me to paint this photograph as a first wedding anniversary gift for her husband.

Painting Bride Groom Dance Commissioned artwork denise stanley
Painting Bride Groom Dance Commissioned artwork denise stanley
Commissioned Artwork abstract black white yellow green denise stanley

 

 

 

Here is the living room that needed a large painting

 

 

 

 

This is the square painting that I was commissioned to ‘interpret’

Commissioned Artwork abstract black white yellow green denise stanley
Commissioned Artwork abstract black white yellow green denise stanley
My result – painted on a 2metre x 1.5 metre canva
Andrew Blake real estate World Map Clouds mural denise stanley

 

 

 

 

Andrew Blake Real Estate invited me to paint a large mural outside their business in Avalon. As an initiative leading up to Earth Hour 2010, the concept was to create a community notice board to deliver messages for keeping ‘green’. This black notice board is a painted replica of the branded A-frame sign of Andrew Blake Real Estate.

 

This film clip from a music video was the inspiration behind my next commission:

Music Video Commissioned artwork denise stanley artist painting grid portrait
Music Video Commissioned artwork denise stanley artist painting grid portrait
This is the lady that I am to paint in the above style.
Music Video Commissioned artwork denise stanley artist painting grid portrait
This is the mock-up done with the photo that I was provided
Music Video Commissioned artwork denise stanley artist painting grid portrait
Then she coloured her hair and she was no longer blond. Being that the portrait was a surprise, this was the best updated photo I could be given.
Music Video Commissioned artwork denise stanley artist painting grid portrait
My result

 

I hand-painted these metallic posters for a murder mystery 20’s themed party. The posters were then purchased by a local collector.

Hand Painted metallic 20's roaring muder mystery party poster denise stanley artist artwork car flapper couple romantic night decore decoration 1920 speakeasy
Hand Painted metallic 20's roaring muder mystery party poster denise stanley artist artwork car flapper couple romantic night decore decoration 1920 speakeasy
Hand Painted metallic 20's roaring muder mystery party poster denise stanley artist artwork car flapper couple romantic night decore decoration 1920 speakeasy

 

I spent a day on a bush hike here in Manly, where I live, taking photographs around the North Head Sanctuary in support for a special event conducted by the Manly Environment Centre. I was one of twenty invited artists who exhibited our artworks produced from that day in an exhibition at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

I attempted two new feats with this collage: First, I was the photographer of my own subject matter. I took all of the photographs in Manly and 98% of the pictures in this collage were taken on September 11, 2010, the day of the event. Second, I added paint to my photographs so that they would more easily blend together to create the over all scene.

This collage sold before it was even finished.

North Head Sanctuary – Manly, Australia photograph painted artwork denise stanley collage nsw australia water dragon kookaburra billabong flora fauna photography photo collage
Photo & Paint Collage: North Head Sanctuary – Manly, Australia

 

The University of Sydney Union awarded me with a grant to build 42 aluminium sculptures of local Sydney Harbour sealife. These sculptures are now on permanent display in the Holme Building pleasance at the University of Sydney.

Sergent-Baker sculpture aluminium university of sydney collection wind swimmers denise stanley artist artwork purchased grant painted sealife Cabbage Tree Bay snorkeling
award plaque sculpture aluminium university of sydney collection wind swimmers denise stanley artist artwork purchased grant painted sealife Cabbage Tree Bay snorkeling
big fin squid award plaque sculpture aluminium university of sydney collection wind swimmers denise stanley artist artwork purchased grant painted sealife Cabbage Tree Bay snorkeling
grey nurse shark big fin squid award plaque sculpture aluminium university of sydney collection wind swimmers denise stanley artist artwork purchased grant painted sealife Cabbage Tree Bay snorkeling
Luderick fish grey nurse shark big fin squid award plaque sculpture aluminium university of sydney collection wind swimmers denise stanley artist artwork purchased grant painted sealife Cabbage Tree Bay snorkeling
Luderick fish grey nurse shark big fin squid award plaque sculpture aluminium university of sydney collection wind swimmers denise stanley artist artwork purchased grant painted sealife Cabbage Tree Bay snorkeling
At the opening with the buyers

 

I was invited to be an artist at the Manly Lagoon Festival where I was asked to paint on the subject “Manly Lagoon Life.” Below is the result. I title this work “Manly Mantis Praying for the Lagoon.” It was exhibited at Safety Wolf during the Manly Arts Festival.

praying mantis Denise Stanley artist artwork paiting insect river jumping fish Manly Lagoon “Manly Mantis Praying for the Lagoon.” Manly Arts Festival.

 

This Solo Art exhibition at Primrose Park Gallery, Cremorne was 4 years in the making! Visit my GALLERY to see the works.

Denise Stanley Art Show Primrose Park collage artist colourful cut design announcement invite opening PhD ? visual arts sydney australia

 

A British pub called The Black Sheep commissioned me to create a collage. This artwork hangs in their restaurant located in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

The Black Sheep Susan Chester Denise Stanley collage art cut paper framed hangs restaurant ashland oregon purchased commissioned

 

Friends employ me to create art for them as well! Here are some birds that I have painted on ceramic garden tiles:

blue jay bird stained glass style design tile painting american native hand art denise stanley artist
king fisher british UK little bird colourful blue jay bird stained glass style design tile painting american native hand art denise stanley artist
downey downy woodpecker king fisher british UK little bird colourful blue jay bird stained glass style design tile painting american native hand art denise stanley artist