Darlene Van Sickle, Ballston Spa Member Since June 2017 Artist Statement Darlene Van Sickle loves animals and bold color. She likes to paint large animals like moose, horses, elephants, donkeys, giraffes, and pigs. Through her art, she imagines a conversation with the animal and tries to capture and convey what she thinks the animal is thinking. She hopes the animal's spirit and personality come through in her paintings. Darlene also likes to paint large, hardy flowers, arranged in still lifes with some of her favorite things. Darlene is also captivated by old Southwestern architecture, like adobe structures and Missions.