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About the Artist 

Denise Ballard-Wyllie’s landscape prints have burst into abundant flowerings, showing luscious colour harmonies with the lively energy of Japanese style brush marks. Ballard-Wyllie’s focus is consistently landscape painting /printmaking, with forays into many Science-Art projects stemming from a two year residency at a Cancer Research UK laboratory. These artworks include a 20 meter screenprinted science research (DNA) artwork that hangs in The Royal Mint, a twenty metre ‘Whitework’ piece in which Wyllie, in a Wyllie O Hagan partnership, both championed cancer advocacy groups in the USA and UK. 

Ballard-Wyllie has always been an independent artist, often collaborating and organising printmaking exhibitions for international groups of artists in London, UK, Russia and Japan. She has been co-ordinator for Art-Contact Russia-UK 1992-2002; has provided a London base Atelier for Manifestampe’s ‘Fête de l’estampe’ festival 2018-2021; has been in an artist partnership as Wyllie O Hagan since 2002; and committee member of The Printmakers’ Council for 8 years.  She has project-managed and led mixed-funded urban outreach projects with multi-ethnic/ multi-religion groups in London, taught in print workshops, computer graphics studios, lectured in art history, photography and life drawing. 


Wyllie has an Hons degree from Kingston School of Art & 4 impressive postgraduate printmaking qualifications; Brighton College of Art Etching/Screenprinting with Terence Gravett; Central School of Art with Norman Ackroyd & David Gluck, specialising in etching and screenprinting; a Masters at Wimbledon School of Art screenprinting. At The Slade School of Fine Art she was Research Assistant specialising in screenprinting & lithography with Professor Barto Dos Santos & Stanley Jones MBE.

Art Collections 
Bank of Karelia, Russia

The Beecroft, Southend-on-sea, Essex

 Crick Institute, London, UK

Groningen Grafisch Museum The Netherlands

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, UK

Kharkov Museum, Ukraine

Karelian State Museum Russia

Museo de Arte de Caguas San Juan, Puerto Rico

Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges Albany, New York USA

The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, USA

The Royal Mint, London

Scarborough Print Archive, Scarborough Art Gallery, N Yorkshire, UK

Tama Art University Museum Collection, Tokyo, Japan

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne UK

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Wakefield Art Gallery, West Yorkshire UK

Wupperthal Artothek, Germany  

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

'Wyllie's Open Studios Exhibition Fete de l'Estampe' London & Bristol with Bristol Print Museum Project May 2023

'Denise Wyllie's Secret Gardens' solo exhibition India Habitat Centre New Delhi India November 2022
'Denise Wyllie Gardens of Paradise', London Printmaker, Vykhod Media-Centre Petrosavodsk Russia 2020
Lomonosovskaya Gimnaziya,& Petrozavodsk State University, Karelia, Russia 2019 
New Screenprints: Denise Wyllie & Yoshie Uchida, Niosya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2019 
6th-9th Fete De L’Estampe/ Manifeststampe Festival of Print Denise Wyllie’s Open Studio, London & 300 ateliers/studios France & Europe 2018-2022
‘Escapes’, touring exhibition- Durham Museum, European Illustration Collection Gallery, Hull & Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Northumberland, UK 
Edith Grove Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK 
Art in Residence Exhibition, Myddelton House Gardens, Lee Valley, UK 
Wild Garden, Artists Union Gallery, Petrozavodsk, Russia 
The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK 

Selected Mixed Exhibitions 2017-23

'Inspired By' The Printmakers Council, Emma Mason Gallery, Eastbourne October 2023

'170th Open Exhibition', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2020-2021, 2022, 2023-2024

'Chelsea Physic Garden's 350th anniversary Art Exhibition' RE Printmakers & RWS painters Bankside Gallery June 8-25  2023

'11th International Printmaking Biennial Douro' August-October 2023

'Summer at Bankside'  London 2022, 2023

'London Original Print Fair,' Somerset House, London Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) 2022 & 2023

Ukraine Humanitarian Fundraiser, Bankside Gallery, London 2022

'Thinking for Printing' Printmakers Council sketchbooks & prints Bankside Gallery January 2023

'RE Original Prints', Bankside Gallery, London 2021, 2022 & 2023

'RE Mini Picture Show', Bankside Gallery, London 2021-2022

'5th GLOBAL PRINT' Portugal, 2022

'The 3rd Novosibirsk Graphic Triennial', Russia, September–December 2021

‘September Showcase’ Bankside Gallery 3-26 2021

'Summer Exhibition' The Möhkönvirta Art Museum Finland 2021

‘Summer Exhibition’ Bankside Gallery July-August 2021

‘Original Print Exhibition’, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery London May-June 2021
‘251 Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London 2019 
‘Printmakers Exhibition’, Niosya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2019 
'National Original Print 2019' Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London 
‘The Masters’ The Bankside Gallery, London  etching, screenprinting, relief print 2016, 2018 & 2019
‘Estampa de Resiliencia’ Honoured invited international guest printmaker, Galeria Guatibiri, Puerto Rico 
‘Tokyo Mini-Print Triennial’ Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan 2018 
‘Awagami International Print Exhibition’, Paper Museum, Tokushima, October 2017, 2019, 2021 


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