Denise Buisman Pilger – Artist Abroad
If you had told 16-year-old me that she would leave her home and her country to go live in countries like Japan, America and Canada, she wouldn’t have believed you. But at 28 years old that same girl cried her eyes out as she said goodbye to her moms before boarding a plane to join her husband in Fort Worth Texas. Stepping away from everything familiar presented the unique opportunity to reinvent myself as a person and it gave me time to explore the kind of artist I wanted to be.
My obsession with taking endless photographs, combined with our newfound opportunity to travel the world, led me to the photo-based mixed media paintings I create now. My frequent travels allow my ongoing body of work ‘Traveling the World’ to grow and evolve as I explore and add new destinations. A recent stint of living in Japan inspired a deep dive into Japanese arts and aesthetics which resulted in my new series ‘World on Washi’. As I continue to travel and experience the world I will keep on growing and evolving as an artist and person.
I help you stay connected to the times and places you had to leave behind through my original hand layered mixed media paintings. My art will reconnect you to the beauty of the world by evoking memories of the past and inspiration for the future.