Denisse Wolf was the artist behind the cover for our Explore North Park magazine ‘Art Issue’, distributed in 2016. She is a local San Diego artist that has been a member of the North Park community for many years. Get to know Denisse Wolf better in our Artist Q&A feature!
When did you get your start as an artist?
My artist career began in 2011 – by mistake, using old paint I found at my parents house and probably really cheap paint brushes. Best mistake I ever made.
What is the inspiration behind your artwork and the cover you did for Explore North Park?
The inspiration behind the piece was the couple I originally painted it for. It’s based on the characters from The Royal Tenenbaums – but the color scheme and technique was all thinking of them. I thought this piece would be fun to share as a cover because it’s all about love.
Is there anything about San Diego and/or North Park that inspires your art?
Although I was born in Tijuana, Mexico – San Diego has been my home for many years. Lately have found inspiration here in ways I hadn’t before. I used to find it in more literal ways, like visiting murals, museums etc. Now it’s simpler; watching a barista prepare coffee, seeing the way shadows play on someone’s face in the right light, admiring patterns on buildings, its kinda more real I think.
Do you have anything coming up featuring your art?
I’m working on a large project that will be on display in Torrance, CA soon. I can’t say much but I can say it’ll be my biggest artwork yet 🙂
Follow Denisse Wolf on Instagram at @denissewolf.