The Pink Ladies beckon, “Come, sit down and rest.”
Spring’s here, and what better way to celebrate than to immerse ourselves in art, reminding us of all that is good in life?
All Things Must Pass
New work inspired by George Harrison and the here and now.
Be in This Place
The “Be in This Place” series is my interpretation of the powerful yet misunderstood invitation N.B. extended to the world in 2008.
Three new paintings in the “Hello, Gorgeous” series now available!
Online Exhibit Celebrates International Women’s Day
Darlene Baker is featured as one of twenty women artists in an online exhibit celebrating International Women’s Day.
Finding Abundance in 2020
Abundance, 2020, oil on canvas, 61 x 91.4 cm, 24 x 36 in, $865. This post has a happy ending, I promise, so please stay with me… THE PANDEMIC’S DROUGHT OF PLENTY We are all feeling this pandemic, each in our own way. My thought patterns can easily drift toward scarcity if I’m not careful. That this pandemic and its constraints mean lack, a drought of options, of security, of excitement, of joy. That we are deprived of what we need to thrive and live fully. When I think this way, I am looking for abundance defined by my expectations…
Love the Magnolia
Our home is positioned on the bend of a busy road, such that drivers approach having a long view of one end of our front lawn. Every spring, the forsythia and magnolia planted there flower into an abundant riot of gorgeousness, offering drivers a view which soothes many winter-weary eyes. As predictable as the return of spring are the expressions of ardour these blooms inspire. I hear it over and over, “Oh, I love the magnolia.” Love the Magnolia is a celebration of, not only the return of spring, but also the hope and joy that nature’s re-birth inspires. To…
New Work Available
September always feels like a fresh start, a New Year of sorts. As summer draws to a close, I feel the need to organize, clear out. The quiet of these past months has allowed me to devote regular time at the easel, exploring and working on several projects, one of which is florals, a series I title “Messengers from Another Realm”. My work lately has been a celebration of nature’s finest, the beauty offered by our world, which no pandemic may touch. I will be offering these works for sale, as they are completed. New works will be posted on…
Seeing with New Eyes
Summer’s Dawn in the Meadow, Spring’s Dawn in the Meadow and The Watch over Fox Farm are the latest in the series titled “Be Here, Now”. My recent work all relates to one common theme: we don’t have to travel, to acquire, to seek the new, in order to experience the reverence that comes with witnessing great beauty. All we must do is really see what’s around us in our everyday. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust I always thought I would see the beautiful wonders of…