Denyse Klette’s reason for not wanting to take off her sparkly Minnie Mouse ears is a pretty amazing one. In Dec 2019 she became the first Canadian to join the Disney Fine Art family.
When Denyse was 8 years old she announced to her parents that she should quite school because she was going to be an artist and wanted to get a head start on her career. Her determination has never swayed since that proclamation was made and a little bit of pixie dust will be taking her art to a whole new world.
“My life got a lot more magical when Octavio Gomez, owner of the Wyland Galleries of Florida, phoned me with the news that I was officially approved,” Denyse says. “It took exactly six months to the day to go through the Disney approval process and I am still pinching myself that I’m the first Canadian to be included in this very small and incredibly talented family of artists. I can’t even find the words to properly express it.”
Denyse’s unique sculptural style paintings are available at the Wyland Gallery prominent flagship location at Disney Boardwalk in Disney World. “It is such an honour to be entrusted with creating pieces that will feature beloved characters from the Disney movies, both old and new.” Klette says, “Like millions around the world, I grew up on everything Disney and it absolutely has inspired my love of whimsy and definitely influenced my art over the years. This is truly a pinnacle in my career.”
Since 1996, Wyland Galleries of Florida has been the art community’s prominent showcase for the finest in original paintings, giclee’s and sculpture. It continues to provide the highest quality fine art and is considered one of the world’s premiere fine art galleries, inspiring art lovers and collectors.
Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions is the official licensee of The Walt Disney Company, and the exclusive global publisher of Disney Fine Art. Under the leadership of CEO Michael Young, Disney Fine Art is available around the world in art galleries throughout Europe, Japan and North America, as well as through Disney Theme Parks and Disney Cruise Lines.