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MY STORY

My inspiration to paint evolved early in childhood and has forever been in my heart.

 

With the opportunity to live abroad in Mexico and Indonesia and travel the world my horizons were  broadened. It was thrilling to  study and experience the light, colour and the atmosphere in different countries.  The ability  to see beyond my world was invaluable. Due to the exposure to so many art forms I constantly re-invent my colour palette. Art becomes a journey through oil paint and is encouraged by memories that 'pop' into my consciousness. To explore my surroundings and those I have visited spurs me to create new and exciting paintings.  It is what keeps me exhilarated in my studio, the next step in paint.

 

My years were spent drawing, studying art and art history in Greece, Italy, England, Mexico and Indonesia.  I joined the United Nations and worked in advertising along the way.

 

The thrill of visiting countries, museums and cultural centres in person, left an indelible impression on me and continues to influence my paintings to this day.

 

My painting method is traditional oil application.  It is enhanced with layering to create texture and/or atmosphere.  Depth is very important to me in my paintings. When needed, mediums for a painting will be added. 

 

The use of brushes, a palette knife and my hands to work with mixed media and oil paint allow me to dive into my paintings. Expressing impressionism with hints of semi-abstract is my stance.  I give my all behind each stroke, and that is what encourages me to continuously paint. 

Life for me, has been a long and often difficult journey to be a painter.  Painting is an escape where I create my own world and I am most grateful.

Collections held in Canada, United States, Holland, Scotland China and Germany.

Artist review by Michael Hanna, Artist, USA

"Darlene Winfield captures the essences and nature of painting through her raw yet elegant brushwork, refined compositions, and personal contemporary colour palette.  The pond series remains a commentary on contemporary aesthetics, giving a fresh composed breath to the reflection of nature and humanities' relationship with our environment.  The contemporary painter has a duty to imbue imagination into the distracted mind of the post-modern audience.  While many artists focus on concepts and technique, Winfield takes a lesson inhistory by reevaluating paint as a force of nature within itself.  The loose brushwork and cropped composition reveal a value to which high aesthetics need not be diverged by distractions and illusions.  Paint, surface, the mark of the tool will never become obsolete that to vibrant, fresh painters such as Darlene Winfield.  Winfield's unique brushwork remains a force to be reckoned with, combined with the complex colour palette and focused composition, the paintings are a requirement for the refined contemporary eye."

 

Represented by:

STATE OF THE ART GALLERY

TORONTO

ECLIPSE GALLERY

DEERHURST RESORT

ONTARIO

SINGULART

PARIS, FRANCE

SIMPLY COTTAGE

MUSKOKA

SELECT ART GALLERY

NEWMARKET, ONTARIO

SAATCHI ART

ZATISTA

USA

ADM DESIGN

FRIDAY HARBOUR

ONTARIO, CANADA

KEFI ART GALLERY

www.kefiartgallery.com

THE ART SHOP

LAKEFIELD, ON

ART GALA

RICHMOND HILL, ON

 

 

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