Artist Spotlight Series: Denise Fiedler


I have always loved collages.

I think the use of paper and mixed media adds such interesting depth and the reuse of materials creates increased engagement. 

Enjoy getting to know this San Francisco talent

Denise Fiedler

San Francisco, California

What is your training? 

My training is from my passion. Mostly self taught – always make a note of what I’m resonating with.


What inspires you and your designs?

The paper cutouts of Matisse, Mary Delany– an 18th century English Artist known for her floral “paper mosaics”

and Josef Frank textiles


What is your favorite piece? 

Always the latest one! 



How has the your area influenced your work?

I feel very fortunate to live in San Francisco. Being surrounded by water is very calming and reminds me to be fluid. Maybe that is why I’m drawn to blue so much. We have a blue sky that has a coolness and a clarity which feels like it could go on forever. Especially beautiful with the red-orange Golden Gate Bridge.
Like everything about the Presidio- the wildflowers, palm trees and white stucco historic buildings for all the beautiful color and contrast.

What is your favorite restaurant in San Fran?

I would say Zuni Cafe for so many reasons-the energy, the light, the amazing artwork and the quality of service are all as important as the beautiful rustic food. The most eclectic mix of people. It’s a total mix of San Francisco.

What is your favorite cocktail?

A margarita with extra lime


How do you balance personal life and work?

They are interwoven- there is no separation. Most friends are somehow connected to work.


Dream trip?

London and St. Ives in Cornwall


Dream commission?

something for a public space


Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

always flowers in a vase- I learned the vase part long ago


Who is your style icon?

Georgia O’Keefe

Your favorite up and coming artist?

Jammie Holmes


What is your most treasured possession?

My mother’s diamond ring because it’s a touchstone of my childhood


What are you reading?

The Hidden Geometry of Flowers by Keith Critchlow


What are you listening to?

Masterclass and Neil Young


What are your favorite blogs / publications?

The World of Interiors

Art2Life- Nicholas Wilton (blog)
The On Being Project (blog)


Take a look at the beautiful work of Denise including custom portraits , pet portraits and more…


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