Meet Award-Winning Artist Darlene Hartung

Darlene Hartung

Born and raised on a farm in Bruce County Darlene now lives in the village of Cheltenham. She loves the country trails and rivers, and enjoys the convenience of being near Toronto.

Darlene's style is hyperrealism and she uses her pencils to bring the most detail possible out of an image. "I'm fortunate to have turned a life-long hobby into an award-winning career."

In The News

Drawing and Photo of Ariel

Awards & Competitions

Darlene's piece "The Homestead" will be displayed at 100 Kellogg Lane in London, Ontario from 10 am - 8 pm daily May 28 - September 4, 2022. Register to Vote online for the People's Choice Award.

Title: The Homestead from An Artist For Hire

Darlene's piece "Puddles" will be displayed at the Urbanside Gallery in Zurich, and online at from February 1 - March 4, 2022.

Title: Puddles from An Artist For Hire

An international juried competition held in Zurich, Switzerland. The artwork will be displayed at the SwissArtExpo 2021 from August 25 - 29, 2021.

Title: The Homestead from An Artist For Hire

People's Choice award for "The Book Ring" at the 2020 Overzealous Fine Art Exhibition "Re-Imagined", held at the Art Space Connect Gallery in Toronto, Canada from September 28 to October 18, 2020.

Title: The Book Ring from An Artist For Hire


Caledon Library's Inglewood branch, 15825 McLaughlin Road, Caledon.

The Helson Gallery of Halton Hills
9 Church Street, Georgetown.
"Re-emergence: New Work by Artists of Halton Hills"
September 22 - November 14, 2021

Artful Caledon's Virtual Gallery:
Artist: Darlene Hartung

Inglewood Library, Helson Gallery, Artful Caledon

Permanent Displays

GFL Environmental Offices in Toronto, Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Homewood Hospital in Guelph, Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Sunlife Head Office in Waterloo.

Photos of artwork on permanent displays from An Artist For Hire

Being an Artist is Not What
Darlene Does … it's Who She Is

Video by Good Eye Media Inc.

"A journey backwards, and a look forward. I am so beyond thrilled with how this video came together. A big 'thanks' to Good Eye Media for helping me to share my story in an authentic way."