A long-time resident of Apex, DENA BOOZE is a poet and artist who initially discovered her love for art and poetry as a child growing up in New Jersey. A mother of 5, she veered away from art to focus on raising a family and currently works as a paralegal. Two years ago, she rediscovered her love for art and she creates abstract pieces that are an expression of feelings. Mostly, working in acrylics, she continually experiments in various mediums such as watercolor, spraypaint, charcoal, and graphite. She presently works out of her downtown Raleigh studio she shares with her daughter. While she is not currently displayed in any local businesses, she regularly posts her art pieces and sketchbook entries on social media.