I graduated from Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I majored in Interior Design. During my time at Kendall I received several awards for creativity. After 25 plus years as an Interior Designer, I am now following my dream and heart to create personal art. I have studied art in Italy, Australia and the United States over the years. I am a mixed media artist employing an experimental approach in my work. I find myself stretching or bending so call “rules” to attain a desired look for my art. Preferring to record positive emotions and let the experience of creating guide me, I may not start with a sketch and often have a vision of how the finished piece will present itself. Working with a flex time schedule allows the piece to speak to me until the proper process to finish the piece becomes clear. "Inspired by nature I create imagery and sensations of joy, color, movement and harmony. My work has been described as imaginative, playful and filled with energy and hope. I work in layers technically, intellectually and spiritually. By using various media and materials I create a conversation with the viewer.
Darlene's ArtPrize Entries
These are Darlene's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Darlene's Past Work
These are images of past work that Darlene has done.