Everyday Luxury With Fine Artist Giselle Denis
Giselle Denis is kind of living our dream life. Residing on the Alberta prairies, she lives close enough to access the city, but far enough outside it to feel like you’re in the country. Her home is peaceful. Magical, twinkly lights light up her patio. Encased in windows, natural light pours onto the white walls, light floors and natural wood finishings of her home. An artist to the core, she lets paint splatters have their way with her studio floor, and most of the furnishings in it. Canvases covered in bold, bright, textured florals and landscapes dominate most of her wall space. As a Canadian, Edmonton-based performance painter and fine artist with two decades of experience, she's made her everyday environment a reflection of the kind of artwork she creates. For Poppy Barley, she invited us to take over her home for our latest campaign photo shoot, and brought our Spring 2018 Collection to life with her near-hypnotic, large-scale paintings (see them on display and available for purchase at the Poppy Barley Southgate Flagship from now until May 1st, 2018). Together, we saw the concept of everyday luxury come to life—in art, in shoemaking, in your surroundings, and with pieces that truly inspire. Here, we find out what living the dream means to Giselle—and how fashion plays a huge role in her life.