Kiah Denson was born and raised in Austin, TX. She graduated from Colorado College in 2005, earning a BA in Studio Art with a Distinction in Art. Upon graduation, Kiah started her own decorative painting business. After a few years, she began creating fine art again, and has been steadily expanding and exploring her practice ever since. She works with a number of designers, art consultants, galleries and individual collectors across the country, and her art has been featured in several online and print publications.
Kiah lives in the outskirts of Austin, TX surrounded by green fields, trees and streams. She works primarily in her sunny home studio, and also maintains a space at Canopy where she meets with clients and displays her finished work. (by appointment) When she isn't creating art, she can likely be found wandering in nature or swimming with her furry four-legged sidekick, Kali. Please feel free to contact her with questions about available pieces or commissions.
My artmaking process is a transfer and release of invisible, internal energy onto a visible, external surface. I create movement in my work to cultivate a certain stillness within. My mind quiets and I get lost in each piece; as a result, painting and drawing become meditative and therapeutic. I appreciate the problem-solving aspects and challenges of creating my work: specifically, constructing interesting organic compositions through dynamic interaction of color, line and form. I utilize the natural unpredictability and fluidity of my materials – acrylic, ink and watercolor – to my advantage as I explore various processes, aesthetics and techniques. I am inspired by the vibrancy and rejuvenating effects of nature and travel, and each new work feels like another adventure.