New little box in gorgeous spring shades, this is an unusual box as it has a lovely lid in which can be displayed your own photographs! Please message me if anyone is interested in purchasing it!


A recent quote about Denise’s Boxes….


“Denise McDowell’s unique artwork reminds me of that sense of intrigue conjured up in childhood when you got to explore objects in an old drawer, to look through dusty storybooks in a grandparent’s house. If you enjoy a sense of nostalgia and mystery and you love old objects click ‘like’ on Denise’s Boxes / Denise McDowell Art”

This was a lovely quote put on Facebook from a fellow artist Laura Butler, I really appreciated the kind words and when describing my art I couldn’t have put it better myself!

If you want to look at Laura’s works check out this link




Linenopolis; a word that sounds like it should grace the pages of a George Orwell novel. However, this grand name describes a grand time in the history of Belfast and the north of Ireland. – Found this great article on the BBC website,

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue….

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Denise’s Boxes tag line is ‘a little piece of history in a box’ – I have decided for Valentine’s Day to make thirty one of a kind hearts with individual little items on them.  What a lovely way to celebrate with a loved one, and much nicer than a card, don’t you think.  Please call by this Sunday at Frock around the Clock vintage fair in Malone House, Barnett’s Demesne, Belfast and you can own one.  See you there but be quick, first come, first served!