Markleeville Art & Soul
         Welcome

 Markleeville Art & Soul is a full service
gallery located in beautiful Alpine
county California. We have the pleasure
of representing over sixty outstanding
local artists. The offerings include  fine
art originals and prints, photography.
Three dimensional works of mixed
media, glass, wood turnings, sculpture,
pottery, hand painted silks, jewelry, and
much, much more.

Please excuse the
mess as the site is
under construction.
 Markleeville Art & Soul
Is pleased to present, in a solo exhibition

  Denise Mancour

 You are cordially invited to spend a
casual afternoon with the wonderfully
talented artist and  view some of her
latest creations.
 Enjoy an afternoon of light
refreshments  and sip a bit of wine  while
viewing some of the most exquisite fine
art the area has to offer.

 The exhibition will be held  in the Gallery

 14841 HWY 89 Markleeville CA, 96120
                     530-694-2787

 
Saturday September 28th
  From noon to 5:00pm
Roots I
Denise Mancour       oil on paper
        Denise Mancour

             Artist Statement
Philosophy:

  The  beauty of God's creation is awe-inspiring.
I live in Lake Tahoe in the summer, La Quinta,
California in the winter and spend parts of spring
and fall in my Michigan studio. The mountains and
the deserts are incredible and I am blessed with
the best of both worlds.

I am overwhelmed by the magnificence of God's
creation.  My aim is not true to life realism or to
"re-create" what has been done to perfection but
to respond to those feelings of beauty... to share
what is felt in my heart.
Scarlet Leaf
Denise Mancour      Oil on canvas
Roots II
Denise Mancour      Oil on paper
Style:
  Contemporary with a touch of the orient
describes the majority of my work. The "flow"
of the paintings comes from another form of
art: music. I love to listen to music when I
paint. The movement of the music inspires
the color, form, line and texture.  I also enjoy
learning the techniques of artists from the
past. They have inspired the elegance found
in the figure series and in my oil paintings on
linen. We all observe so differently and I enjoy
painting "variations on a theme" as
demonstrated in the "Leaves" series.
Technique:

 Paper...I love painting on paper. Oil on paper
dries quickly which allows me to detail with pen
and ink. This technique provides the flow and
openness not found in canvas oil paintings. The
"Leaves" series is painted on a flat canvas (not
stretched) on which I create wonderful texture
and detail with pen and ink The more formal
paintings are done on linen and I will experiment
with oil on silk in the future. Pencil is another
medium I enjoy because of its versatility of
texture. Pencil is used to create the lines and soft
edges of the figure drawings. Limited edition
giclee prints are made on the finest papers and
canvas and come with a certificate of authenticity.

~I invite you to share with me through my
paintings and...

"Feel  in your own heart"...

                            The beauty of God's creation~
Mountain Mystique
Denise Mancour       oil on paper
Morning Stretch
Denise Mancour     Pencil
Lone Cyprus
Denise Mancour   oil on Belgin  linen