Darlene's artwork "The Homestead" was chosen as one of 100 pieces in the first annual Art Comp Exhibition held at 100 Kellogg Lane in London, Ontario.
The exhibition runs from May 28 – September 4, 2022. Register to Vote online for the People's Choice Award.
Description: a 5th generation farmhouse and yard with the barns in the background, maple trees in the foreground.
Size: 38.5" x 25"
Medium: graphite pencil on smooth 100lb drawing paper,
"Best in Show" for "Dexter" in Gallery Ring's June 2022 competition themed "Alive".
JUROR'S COMMENTS: "DEXTER is a portrait of a king. The trunk containing the bejeweled crown, velvet robe and glistening sceptre, however, was marked as unnecessary and consequently canceled and returned. These flashy accessories would interrupt the freedom of the luscious coat of fur and would destroy the portrait's quiet power and grace. Instead the soft touch and neutral colour, the elegant pose in profile, the absent background, the mound of glorious fur in place of cascading ringlets and even the oval silhouette of the subject allude to a delicate, Victorian cameo brooch fit for a lace collar. The omission of an extraneous tail or paw or two allows the composition to escape with minimal interference and results in the look of a floating, classical bust which easily elevates the unusual monarch to majestic stature. King "Dexter" is too preoccupied with the serious matters of ruling his cat kingdom to take notice of the exceptional skill and artistic ability that were required to capture his handsome likeness and pensive countenance in this deluxe and breathtaking artwork."
In March of 2022 Darlene won an Award of Merit for her entry "Dreaming" in the "Anything" competition held by Gallery Ring.
In March of 2022 Darlene won the Sapphire Award for her entry "Ariel" in a Pastel and Coloured Pencil competition held by Gallery Ring, an international online juried art exhibition.
Artbox World 2.0: Darlene's artwork was displayed on the Artsy.net website and at the Urbanside Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland from February 1 - March 4, 2022. Also shown hanging in the home of the purchaser.
Darlene's artwork "Barn Owl" was chosen for the cover of "Re-emergence: New Work by Artists of Halton Hills", an exhibition currently on view at the Helson Gallery in Georgetown.
Barn Owl is also on display in this show running from September 22 – November 14, 2021.
In September of 2020 her piece called "Feather" was included in the Helson Gallery's "Creative Outlets" exhibition.
An Artist For Hire is participating in the "Stay and Play PERKS" programme offered until November 30th, 2021.
The Williams Mill Creative Artists Studio is located in the Hamilton Halton Brant collection of communities, visit the website at www.StayTripping.ca for more information about this project and other local attractions for visitors.
Darlene is offering a 2½ hour private drawing lesson for two.
Darlene was interviewed for an article published August 30, 2021 in the Independent Free Press (IFP.ca)
“COVID-19 has caused significant hardship for our small businesses,” said Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette. “Enhanced online tools are critical to assisting our businesses in interacting with their customers and to generate and maintain much-needed revenue.”
As a semi-finalist Darlene's artwork was displayed at the Artbox Project show in Zurich, Switzerland from August 25-29/21.
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