Hello, I am Denise, a Connecticut-based artist.

Hi! My name is Denise Balcanoff! I was born and raised in New York City, and developed a passion for art at a very young age. I attended the H.S. of Art & Design in Manhattan, and continued to study art at Buffalo State College, while also earning my teaching degree. Soon after, I moved to Bloomfield, CT, raised a family, and had a 33 year teaching career.

Now, I am enjoying my retirement! Yay! Drawing was always my 1st love until I discovered the playfulness of alcohol inks. I love their bright saturated colors and how they blossom when applied to yupo paper. Alcohol inks are a very forgiving medium and are easy to use to achieve beautiful results. I enjoy experimenting with them on different substrates and trying different techniques. When working with alcohol inks, I often feel a bit like a mad scientist, wondering what I'll create next!

To me art is love and can help heal the soul, and therefore, I love sharing it with others. When I'm not drawing or painting for my own enjoyment, I still enjoy teaching, but instead of working with the little ones, I share my passion with adult and young adult students. Through painting or drawing, I teach them to relax and release the stresses of the day!

You can see more of my art on my Facebook art page.

Love & Blessings~ Denise <3


About me

Previous Events

& Exhibitions

The Spicy Greenbean Showcase

Currently until February 2019

225 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, CT


Holiday Art Market

Watkinson School Dec. 1 & 2

180 Bloomfield Ave.

Hartford, CT


Prosser Library- Teens Alcohol Ink Workshop

August 2, 2016


Autumn Art & Soul Retreat

September 15-16

To support Channel 3 Kids Camp


West Hartford Art League- CT+6 Juried Show

July 19. 2016


MS Fundraiser at Hartford Fine Art & Framing

April 8, 2016



Current Events

Classes will be available this January to learn how to create Alcohol Ink Arts.


Click here to email for more information.



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