Darlene attempts to involve the audience, through capturing a moment, a memory thru her portraits and wonky buildings, and textures, thru her abstract and textured works. To have you want to touch and experience what is happening on the canvas. To pause. To reflect.
Her paintings are held by private collectors in Ontario, Quebec, and the USA. She is currently represented by Rupert Young.
Summer Mochaberry Coffee Shop, Orangeville. (Thank you Troy for your support, your great home roasted coffee!)
Sept 19 – Oct 4 Headwaters Arts Festival Juried Art Show & Sale. Named Best Event to attend, read more.
October 7 – Nov 15 “Fire from Within”, Group of 9, HA Gallery, Alton Mill.
I was recently invited to study with an international group of artists in Italy. Working ‘Plein Air’ was an opportunity for me to immerse myself in the grandness of the light and the magnificence of the landscape. Then, back to the studio to translate it all into my language of abstract.
I try to capture a feeling, an experience in my work. I love texture and the idea of touching art – touching it either with your fingers or just your eyes and working out how it makes you feel or just enjoying it! Maybe deep down I want to be doing sculptures!
Sometimes in a really busy world, with all that’s going on, it’s a relief to be able to block it out and try to “see” the quiet. This is what design does for me. The shape and the truth of the line that makes it up.
You can use your imagination to fill in colour… or not.
This series of portraits is intended to capture… someone, anyone, you and me; but just as importantly, to reflect a feeling. These feelings, these snapshots in life are universal, be it the hand smack to the forehead, the disbelief of something forgotten, or the ‘skeptic’ waiting for the story you are about to be told…by a child, a partner.