MEET THE ARTIST: DENISE SODEN
I've been captivated by both animals and art since before I can remember. I began drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon and I began studying photography when I was in college. In 2013, I fulfilled my lifelong dream of traveling to Botswana to experience and photograph African wildlife. Later in 2013, I set up shop with my own sculpting business, specializing in custom animal figurines. In 2015, I began to explore watercolors and have since fallen in love with them ever since.
Regardless of the medium, my artwork always features my strongest passion: animals. By trade, I have been a professional zoo educator for most of my career, dedicated to teaching others about wildlife conservation. My focus in art holds the same passion and importance in my heart, my desire to connect others to wildlife though artwork.
You can find educational watercolor videos on my YouTube channel and support me directly on Patreon in return for some great perks such as real time tutorials, monthly postcards, and more!