top of page
Chefs - Ready for Action series

Chefs - Ready for Action series

By Denise Liebermann


Original artworks

Oil on box canvas


Framed size: H: 61cm x W: 91cm


Pie in the Sky: £695

Oil on canvas, H: 123 x W: 61cm, not framed


Tying the Knot: £625

Oil on canvas, H: 92 x W: 61cm, not framed


Denise is one of three of our artists demonstrating their skills and knowhow in creating art perfect for a public or a private dining area.


Denise's inspiration comes from her chef husband, Martin, who has turned out wonderful dishes in some of our region's top establishments and around the world.


Sitting alongside another trio of works focused on chefs' hands, she has produced this pair of highly original, super-sized oil-on-canvas works which zoom in on the aprons and arms of the anonymous chef - tying the knot and pausing for thought, ahead of getting into the fray and heat of the kitchen. The calm before the culinary storm.


This is food prepartion without the fantasy or the frills – honest, real, a job to take pride in and to be done well, that has its own uniform and its own rituals. Turning this concept into a striking contemporary artwork, with such bravura, and using a limited palette, is clever and original.


She has invented her own dining language in visual form and provided conversation pieces for diners by focusing on the pure and simple enjoyment of fresh food prepared by a professional chef.


    Denise is a Worcestershire-based artist who shares a studio with another of our artists, Wendi Weller, and who has become respected for her animal portraiture. Her new, larger portrait pieces are showing exclusively with us this winter and move her work on, both in scale and narrative.


    "My passion as a portrait artist lies in the intricate dance between capturing a person's outer likeness and revealing their inner essence. Through each stroke of my brush or pencil, I aim to unveil the stories, emotions and unique character that make each individual a work of art in their own right.


    "Portraiture, for me, is a deeply personal and profound exploration of human connection. It's not merely about creating a likeness; it's about delving into the soul of the subject and conveying their humanity on canvas or paper.


    "Every face tells a story - and I'm committed to telling those    stories with empathy, sensitivity, and authenticity.


    "In my work, I embrace a blend of classical and contemporary techniques. Whether it's a detailed, realistic portrayal or a more interpretive and abstract representation, my goal is to elicit a sense of recognition and emotional resonance in the viewer.


    "Through the medium of portraiture, I hope to foster a deeper understanding of the human experience, celebrating our diversity, vulnerabilities, and strengths. Each portrait is an opportunity to explore the intricacies of identity and the shared bonds that connect us all."

bottom of page