Denise makes contemporary art quilts about distinctively non-contemporary structures: megalithic (bronze age) “stones” and monoliths, and more recent monastic ruins. These ancient stonescapes – stone circles, standing stones, dolmens, burial tombs and crosses, forgotten cemeteries, abandoned churches, and lost-in-history portals and passageways – embody immense timelessness and physical presence while evoking sacred and emotional remembrances of human pasts largely forgotten.


“The first time I saw one of Denise’s “stone” quilts, I was immediately drawn to it. The lighting and perspective is always
dramatic. Each quilt exudes such a quiet reverence that when I come face to face with one, I find myself in a meditative
trance – transported back to another time and another place. Denise’s quilts are good for the soul.”
 Ricky Tims

“Denise’s emotive Irish-inspired quilts simply take my breath away.”
 Joen Wolfrom


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Sunset on Inishmore (2016)
53" wide x 73" high'

“Denise’s stones and megaliths breathe life into structures which, to the unobservant eye or busy observer, may
otherwise appear cold and lifeless. The texture of her stones, the light, and her use of perspective bring a realistic, deeply
emotional quality to her art which would be difficult to achieve in any other way.”
 Margaret McCrory, Belfast, Northern Ireland