NOREEN DENZIL - PORTRAIT ARTIST
and painting has always been my passion from early
childhood; at age 10 my portrait of Elvis was a
runner-up on Blue Peter! I am happy to say that
I did progress and received my first commission
in my late teens. I developed an interest and was
inspired to pursue portraiture when visiting Montmartre
in my early 20’s. There, I was privileged
to watch the many artists produce outstanding pastel
1998 I painted the footballer, Robbie Fowler, and
sold the signed limited prints. In 1999 I painted
a portrait of Princess Diana which I donated to
the charity Fashion Acts, an AIDS charity for whom
Jasper Conran is a patron. The painting was auctioned
and bought by one of Diana’s close friends.
I exhibited in Bayswater in 1997 with other female
artists and painted a portrait of Sheryl Gascoigne
which was presented to her when she opened the event.
have always been fascinated with faces because of
their unique characteristics. My previous exhibitions
have been based on iconic figures past and present who
have not only inspired and influenced the areas
of music, art, sport and entertainment, but have
made us examine our conscience and provided food
for thought! They are all individuals, who in my
opinion, embody the saying “Beauty is in the
eye of the beholder”..
'Nelson Mandela - Madiba'
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