Giselle Denis Artist Profile

I paint scenes of nature using bright, bold colour and texture. My art is about nature as a place of refuge. A pathway you feel drawn to walk down.  A field of flowers you want to lie down in. A landscape you want to live in. My goal is to make you feel joy and a sense of peace when you look at my work. I paint hope. My message is Hope. My story is Hope and my vision is all about Hope. 

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giselle denis profile

I am the performance painter at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Canada and the Raffles Hotel in Dubai. I have been part of the art scene for more than 20 years. I paint nature in bright bold colours, with a warmth and joy that you can't help but feel happy when you look at it. I connect to people in a unique way through my live painting experience. Art has always had a way of breaking down barriers. Time and again it has provided a place where strangers can find common ground and open the door to communicate with one another. I paint Hope. My message is Hope. My story is Hope and my vision is all about Hope.

I have a goal to raise $1 million for charity. My live painting for charities has raised over $581,000. One of my paintings sold for $50,000 for Little Warriors. I donate 100% of the sale of these paintings to charities like The Stollery Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, The Glenrose Hospital, YESS Organization, Lurana Shelter, WIN House, YWCA, Alberta Cancer Society, Kids with Cancer Society, Uncles at Large, Edmonton Dream Center, Compassion House, & the Lois Hole Hospital. 

I am also the artist in residence in Dubai at the Raffles Hotel Dubai! You can view my Dubai story here: twitter.com/globaledmonton/status/847229746505068545

One of my canvases was a $100,000 Lexus Luxury car for the Vignettes Design Show. Another was a piano I painted on as an art installation piece for the YESS Organization Urban Roots Garden in Edmonton, Alberta. I have a 40x26 foot mural installation in Edmonton of a larger than life forest with flowers. 


I’ve collaborated with wonderful businesses like Poppy Barley Shoes, Jacek Chocolate and Fabloomosity Floral Company.

Here is the link to my live painting at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald with CTV Edmonton; : http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=638117

I couldn't be happier doing what I love and sharing it with the world. Thank you for reading and for showing interest in my journey. 


Career Highlights

Resident artist at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald & Raffles Hotel Dubai. 

Painted for the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 

Debut painting at the Banff Springs Hotel sold for $50,000 for the Little Warriors Live Auction Fundraiser

Painted a $100,000 Lexus for Vignettes Design Show. https://www.instagram.com/p/BKa8yKNgyiz/?taken-by=giselledenisfineart

Painted on a piano for the YESS Organization that now sits in their public Urban Roots Garden to be played & enjoyed by the public in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. 

Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Nominee–Northlands Emerging Artist 

YWCA–Woman of Distinction for Arts and Culture Nominee

Permanent Collections

Raffles Hotel, Dubai , United Arab Emirates

The Wildflower Grill Restaurant, Edmonton AB

King Edward Omni Hotel, Private Residences, Toronto, Canada

Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch, Ardrossan, AB

Swedish Consolate, Edmonton AB

Roger’s Wireless Edmonton Head Office

Atco Electric, Edmonton AB

CIBC Wood Gundy, Edmonton AB

Currently Featured

Raffles Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

RSVP Design Firm - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Metterra Hotel - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Vivid Image Studios - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada