PAT CUSTER DENISON has been a professional artist since her training in painting and
printmaking at the University of Michigan (1966-1970). Pat and her husband, Chip Denison
began their marriage in 1970, as well as began displaying and selling Pat's prints and paintings
at Michigan outdoor art fairs.
About 1975, Pat bought a kiln and started firing silk screened ceramic glaze on tiles. Her love
for the fired colors extended to large tile paintings. These paintings began to get quite
elaborate when, with Chip's help, they were framed with shaped, cut out wood with dimensional
aspects and found objects. Reluctantly, with only so much time in a day, Pat put aside her
printmaking and acrylic painting on canvas to concentrate on her tile work.
By 1990 Chip sold his construction equipment and came to work in the art studio full time. Pat
is always the artist/ designer with Chip being the perfect facilitator. Chip often claims his job
description includes any work that Pat doesn't think is fun.  
When the couple moved from Mt. Clemens, MI  in 1998 they intended to move south, but lost
their hearts to a special spot in a wetlands on a small lake in Benzie County, MI (Up North,
southwest of Traverse City, at the south end of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore).
Pat designed their house and studio and Chip, as always, the perfect facilitator, built Pat's plan.
For a number of years the Denisons had open studio hours and received many visitors to the
home,studio,gallery and garden.
Currently the Denisons' gallery is not open to the public and they are no longer doing art fairs.  
Pat  has set aside ceramics so that she can concentrate on watercolor paintings on paper. She
has also returned to her printmaking roots and has revived her printing press and had gone
deeply into digital printmaking.
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Pat Custer Denison    Denison Tiles Art Studio, 4240 Cooper Road, Honor, MI 49640    1.231.882.9133
Pat Custer Denison
4240 Cooper Road
Honor, MI
Pat and Chip are alive and well and painting and
printmaking every day. They stopped doing
ceramic tiles and art fairs some years ago. They
enjoyed opening their studio to the public, but in
recent years relied on the Michigan Artists gallery
in Traverse City, MI to do a wonderful job of
representing them. The Michigan Artists Gallery
just closed permanently due to difficulties in this
pandemic economy.
Pat and Chip will now be showing at the Sleeping
Bear Gallery in Empire, MI.(248.521,0976).
"Self Portrait"
Watercolor and graphite
50" w x 50"h