Friday, May 11, 2012
M Gallery of Fine Art SE LLC is pleased to present “Southern Dreams,”
Denise LaRue Mahlke, PSA
On Display from June 1 - 31, 2012
M Gallery of Fine Art SE LLC is pleased to present “Southern Dreams,” an exhibition featuring pastel artist Denise LaRue Mahlke. Mahlke is known nationally for her works depicting the beautiful scenery across the United States. The show will be composed of pastel master works and hang from June 1st – 30th.
There is a quiet thoughtfulness and passionate purpose to the work of artist D. LaRue Mahlke. Her paintings convey a sense of restfulness and peace that reflects the spiritual connection she feels for the landscape she loves. Denise believes that being an artist is a calling that involves preserving, celebrating, and sharing in God’s creation. This sense of having a calling, a God-given purpose, motivates her to paint from the heart and challenges her to continue to sharpen her skills, understanding, and dedication. “There is always more to learn and I have a responsibility to put forth my best efforts in the spirit of thanksgiving and praise. The opportunity to reflect the creative ingenuity and love of the Creator through my work is a privilege and a joy.”
Denise is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and is also a member of Plein Air Austin and Central Texas Pastel Society. Her work has been featured in American Artist, Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, and Western Art Collector, and continues to gain national recognition and earn awards. She is an invited artist to the prestigious Maynard Dixon Country show, which supports the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, and Artistic Horizons which benefits Arts Without Boundaries.