Alumni Tale: Denise Brown ’76

What did you study at UNH?

Art and Business, College of Liberal Arts

What are some of your strongest memories of UNH?

My advisor and my favorite professor was John Hatch. He was one of UNH’s greatest art professors. He was always very helpful and supportive of my self-designed major. It has been a career I have enjoyed all of my working life.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

I was able to take the classes I needed for my career goals. I had a work/study job at an ad agency part-time for two years and earned eight credits for it.

Tell us about your career path to date… what have been some career milestones in your life?

I have owned two businesses since 1980: Ad-cetera Graphics and Raccoon Studios, and have also illustrated, authored and self-published eight children’s books. I have been commissioned many times for architectural and pet portrait paintings. I am a Trail of Painted Ponies national artist.