Denise Costantino is a Fine Artist, Illustrator, Designer, and Author that lives in Nutley, New Jersey.
Denise applies the strengths of mix mediums to capture the transformative effects of light and color both in her realistic and transitional style.
Perfectly balancing ethereal old-world palette with vibrant modern hues and textures.
As the artist explains, " Life is a big storybook, with many different pages to fill."
Storytelling through art, taking cues through her travels, reverence for nature, and love for the ocean, she explores new perspectives to build chapters for the next painted scene.
In 2003, Denise formed D&D Architectural Design, forging a solid rapport with clients, designers and artisans' community. She is a proud member of IDAL, Metropolitan Artisans NY/NJ IDAL chapters and SCBWI.
Her artworks are featured in the House & Garden, NJ Design Magazine, Nutley Neighbors, Bathroom Trends, Show Houses including Mansions in May. Commissions private and commercial murals including Uproot Restaurant, Warren, NJ. and PCL Solutions, Nutley NJ.
Her book illustrations include "Sweetie's Search for a Forever Home in the Garden State" and "Saving Catherine." Denise has given talks sharing her talents with local schools and libraries, teaching youth about art, and illustration through her book signings.
She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from William Paterson University in Illustration and Design. She received an award from the Society of Illustrators for her first children's book, "Window Under the Sea" A 3-Dimensional pop-up book. She was a contributing illustrator at Montclair State University to " Four Walls Publication." Denise extended her studies, in decorative painting, trompe l' oeil, textiles, architecture and interior design while visiting and working in Italy.