Richard Denisiewicz is a New York artist who often specializes in fantasy art, however is equally skilled in portraiture as well as still life for which he has gained wide acclaim. He prefers to paint entirely from life, without a reference drawing. He blocks the composition in with the paint itself, pushing and pulling until the desired result is achieved. He then applies a series of two to five glazes at the end, a time consuming process. In 2009 Danisiewicz was awarded 3rd place in the Artist's Magazine 26th annual competition of the years best art in the category of Still Life.