Denise Nonomura Pastel Artist, Pastel Artist of Canada, Fine Art, Stratford, Ontario


Denise Nonomura is a signature member of Pastel Artists of Canada, and an award winning pastel artist living in Stratford, Ontario. She attended Sheridan College of Arts and Design, where she graduated with high honors from  Fine Arts Certificate Program.​ 

Denise can be found pursuing her passion for pastel painting whether en plein air on the trails and county roads around Stratford, or painting in studio from photographs of her travels.

Her works are representational and depict seascapes, landscapes, still life and sometimes people enjoying our natural environment. In her work Denise captures the light and mood in unique settings utilizing various pastel techniques to present to the viewer a scene with wonderful colour and atmosphere. 

The desired finish to her work is obtained by utilizing various substrates such as sanded or non-sanded surfaces. The application technique chosen for each piece is also dictated by her desired outcome.    

Denise also does portraiture in graphite and charcoal and pet portraiture in pastel.

Denise has attained her signature status (PAC) from the Pastel Artists of Canada 

Soft pastels, pastel painting, gallery representation, awards

 Gallery Representation

 Village Studios 

24 Downie St. 

Stratford, ON

N5A 1W5


Stratford Art in the Park

(May 18 to Sept 28)

Lakeside Drive

Stratford, ON

N5A 7S3


  • 2017 - First Place winner of 6th South Huron Juried Art Exhibition
  • 2017 - Winner of the Unison Colour Soft Pastels “Architecture or Wilderness” Online Competition 

Juried Exhibitions

 Denise's work has been exhibited in over 25 juried international and regional/local competitions  for both pastel and open medium exhibitions. For full list of juried exhibits, please click on "JURIED EXHIBITS" button below

Art Associations

Denise is a Signature member of Pastel Artists of Canada, Society of Canadian Artists, and a juried Active Member of Federation of Canadian Artists.