At the age of 8, Denyse Klette announced to her parents and the world that she should quite school and become an artist since that is what she knew she would be. Although she smiles at this memory, she was serious about her art at that early age and has never waivered from this career choice for more than 40 years.

Today, Denyse’s artwork is represented in three countries and is featured prominently in hotels, corporate and private collections around the world. For a decade she was represented by Mark Freedman, the licensing agency behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Her artwork has been highly licensed for home decor products, beachwear, bags, puzzles, playing cards, to name just a few.

Denyse co-created Belly Button Buddies; which grew from an award-winning book to a children’s TV show airing in Canada and the UK. Denyse has illustrated several adult and children books. In 2016, Denyse signed a worldwide contract with St Martin’s Press (Macmillan Publishing) for a series of best selling whimsical adult colouring books.

Her work has been featured and celebrated in several magazines, TV and newspapers across the country. She was nominated for the YMCA Women of Distinction awards and has recieved recogniton for her work from SaskGalleries, Creative Sask and The Lieutenant Governor’s Celebrations of the Arts award.

Denyse continues to expand her work and was excited to launch her first series of bronze sculptures and bas-relief sculpted paintings now showing in three countries. She was determined at 8 to have a career being an artist and it has brought her joy knowing that she has created art that brings smiles to collectors faces.