Raised in the back country of Northern Michigan and being the daughter of a minister has given this artist a unique quality of simplicity and family values. Not only is she a primitive artist, but a wife and a mother of five children.
Deneille started painting at 16 when she bought a used oil set at a rummage sale for a dollar. Her first paintings were portraits of Christ done with toothpicks and her fingertips because art brushes were too expensive.
Deneille is known for her attention to details. Some of her images have taken up to 4000 hours to produce. All of her paintings are unique and many have a divinely inspired story behind them.
The demand for originals persuaded Deneille to look for a company such as Park West Gallery. She has commented that, "Not everyone can afford to pay the price of an original. The serigraphs have captured the color and detail, making the painting affordable for the collector, without compromising the art.
Deneille has had no formal training of any kind and attributes her talent as a gift from God. We truly believe her unique talent will continue to draw collectors everywhere.