denise swansonDenise Swanson

My studio at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston is where I photograph artworks, deliver photographic workshops, meet clients and provide consultancy services.

The working studio area has been purpose built and is dedicated for art reproduction and still life/macro photography work, with pofessional lighting suitable for those needs. I have the facilties to photograph small to large 2D artworks such as drawings, prints and paintings, along with 3D objects such as ceramics, pottery, jewellery, sculptures.

Along with a small area for meeting with clients, I also have access to a small outdoor area where I grow plants in pots for macro studies and for harvesting seeds.

A selection of my own unframed fine art prints and greeting cards are available to view and purchase from the studio, along with some framed work.  

To discuss possible collaborations, commissions, art reproduction, printing or other projects, please contact first to arrange a meeting. I am usually in the studio most Fridays and sometimes on a Wednesday afternoon but other days can often be arranged.

One of the founding artists at Oxheys, my studio is located at the rear of the gallery/project space and is open to visit by appointment or whenever the mill is open to the public - currently Fri/Sat 11-4pm although access to my studio may be restricted if I am running a workshop or meeting with clients.

The studio is on Stanhope Street, Preston PR1 7PN with parking available outside.

I co-founded Oxheys in 2011 with two other Preston-based artists so that in addition to having access to our own studio spaces, we could also run an exhibition program to provide other local and regional artists with opportunities to exhibit and to try out ideas. 

A wide variety of exhibitions have been organised, all of which have been well attended with many artists selling selling work. We run as a collective, on a voluntary basis with no external funding.

The experience I have gained through organising and curating exhibitions has been invaluable and in the process, have met a lot of interesting artists and enjoyed seeing some fascinating art work.