Denise Ford specialised in Textile Design at Central St Martins before engaging in an extensive career as a Textile Consultant, forecasting colour and fabric development for UK and global clients.
Today, Denise focuses on painting and printmaking to explore colour and composition. Utilising her own photography with motifs drawn from the natural world, Denise creates a pictorial realism that explores subjects of everyday life. Her studies of Rope Spinners for Invisible Numbers commented upon life and how it was structured socially, economically, politically and culturally at the height of the fishing industry in Suffolk in the mid-19th century. The series also explores the techniques of painting in line with the emergence of New Realism today.