Denise Bunkert is a local artist from Savage, Minnesotacreating landscape paintings and beautifying interior spaces. She designs custom paintings in oils and soft pastel. Each painting is the result of exploring area parks, nature and her travels and studies in Spain, France, Italy, England and Ireland. Denise is a master colorist, who loves to garden and shares her passion of nature and color by designing interior spaces where her paintings bring the outdoors-in. She also teaches children and adults at local art centers and schools. Her work is exhibited in galleries and has helped raise money for charities including: the Angel Foundation, the Minnesota Children’s Hospitals and Make a Wish, the Ann Bancroft foundation, the Wilder Foundation and Bernese Mountain Dogs. Denise has published two limited edition books of her paintings and poems. Essence: Nature in Vision & Verse, (published in Italy) and a book of paintings and poems, Mirrors of the Soul: Reflections on Life’s Seasons (published in England) in collaboration with English poet, Sir Richard Whitfield.