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The Painted Pumpkins of Denise A. Wells



unicornThese wonderful pumpkins were painted by Denise A. Wells, a Native American (Yankton Sioux Tribe - S. Dakota), who has been painting pumpkins since 1997. "When it was suggested by my former boss, (thanx Karen!) I thought it was a waste of time until I got unbelievable feedback from people (especially children) and a new yearly hobby was born. I only use acrylic paints and have done up to 25 and 30 pumpkins during a season. I have a friend help me (D. Arrow) get them painted and out the door. I donated painted pumpkins to the Headstart in White River and now here in Yankton shortly after we moved here. I have told many people over the years how much fun they are and thats a lot of the motivation for doing so much work on something that will eventually customer once asked me how long they last and I just said ' when I see a Chia Pet growing on the back of the pumpkin....its time to chuck it!!
I also draw and paint and keep myself outta trouble that way! The Unicorn is my personal fave every year and of course Spongebob-he's such a cutie! "

For more on Denise, check out her MySpace page

For 2009 Denise decided on a spooky theme

- Pennywise the clown


Spongebob is afraid of bats Tigers Tigers football team 2004

In 2008 Denise who clearly paints both for the adults in her audience as well as the children ... added Baby Dragon 2008, Budweiser Label (a.k.a. Budkin) and Hellboy II - Angel of Death'
winged baby dragon

In 2007 ...

Denise sent us Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean, Eyore & The Vikings. It took her 9 hours to paint Davy Jones. Definitely worth the effort! ... ENJOY!

Davy jones  Davy jones  Davy jones
Pirates  Eyore  vikings team logo

Let us know if you'd like to contact Denise. You also can find other of Denise's artwork at her myspace page.

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