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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

CDarlene Collins, West Monroe
Member Since December 2009
Artist Statement For this Louisiana Artist and West Monroe native, life has come full circle. Darlene’s journey in art began her senior year in high school when she took art just to fill her half a day schedule. Darlene was “hooked” on art from that moment. She received her high school diploma from Calhoun High School and her Bachelors Degree in Art/Graphic Design from NLU in 1986. A career in Graphic Design left her feeling shallow and unfulfilled.Following the birth of her first daughter Darlene returned to NLU to complete her Louisiana Teachers Certification in Art and to make a difference in the world. After teaching 14 years, the birth of her second daughter and son, Darlene’s desire to travel took her to Texas where she received her Texas Teachers Certification. Despite being highly successful in the classroom and helping many art students achieve their dreams, there was still something missing. That was the freedom to create a legacy in the art world.

Since leaving the classroom in 2005 Darlene has quickly gained recognition for her artwork as well as her Freelance Graphic Designs. Darlene’s painting style is similar to Vincent Van Gogh. It is through the use of a primary color palette, layering technique, and a free, expressive style that she is able to take the viewer on a journey, an insightful “soulful” journey into the past.

Galleries, Museums & Art Exhibits

Newberry Antique Mall & Art Gallery
1530 Main Street
Newberry, South Carolina

Ouachita River Art Gallery
308 Trenton Street
West Monroe, Louisiana

The Attic Gallery
1101 Washington Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Cinematic & Elegant Productions Studio
130 North Second
Monroe, Louisiana

Martha’s Unfinished Furniture
The Louisiana Purchase Collection
Trenton Street /Antique Alley
West Monroe, La.

Snyder Museum
Group Exhibit
Bastrop, La.

Bywater Art Market
New Orleans, La.

North Shore Art Market
Covington, La.

Lafayette Art Walk
Lafayette, La.

First Fridays Art Market
Florence, Alabama

Collins is also a former member of Ouachita River Art Guild and River City Art Guild.


Product No 2787557
Subjects Beach and Ocean, Landscape
Style Traditional
Tags CDarlene, Collins, beach, jamaica, landscape, palm, tree, waterscape, waves