TOP NEWS!!! Darla's Art Adventure Abroad to ITALY has details posted under the "Art Adventures Abroad" and the folder 2020 Italy!
Great news for my Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreats in New Mexico--there are 2 in 2020! 31 May-6 June come for a media extravaganza with something different each day--textiles, jewelry,
printmaking, etc! The UN-traditional watermedia workshop/retreat is 27 September-3 October. More details can be found on the Ghost Ranch tab above on the header. Registration has already begun for
I was selected by City
of Grand Prairie Public Art Program to have two of my watercolor images transferred with vinyl wrap to
traffic signal boxes. In 2019 my "Tangled Tulips" watercolor was installed at the intersection of Carrier Parkway at Hill St and in 2018 "Red Dragons" was selected for the intersection of Carrier
Parkway and Arkansas Street. (Take a peek on the Public Art tab above)
is where I am scheduled!
15 May-18 July I have a piece included din the Merging Visions: A Collaboration of the Denton Poet's Society and the Visual
Arts Society of Texas. This fabulous annual show pairs the written word with the visual image. Visit any of the public library branches to view the works.
I was selected by Wal-Mart for their public art project to install murals in their stores. A specially designed mural showing
the "Vibe of Denton, Texas" was chosen for the Loop 288 Super Wal Mart location, More later on dates!
ITALY in MAY 2020!!!
My Art Adventure Abroad 2020 is set for the Umbria region of Italy. Check the Art Abroad tab for details of dates, pricing,
flights we are looking at and what you will see while there!
In August 2020 my work will fill the large glassed display case at the Lewisville City Library on Main Street.
SOUTHERN FRANCE in OCTOBER 2021!
We had such a marvelous (and delicious) time in Southern France during July 2019 that we are returning to the same
accomodations in October. Some details are posted under the Art Abroad tab. More on pricing, etc later! We are a small group, so get on my notification contact list and i will let you know when all
is posted to register!
Some of my 2020 award-winning news!
A new year begins....
The Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton voted "Turquoise Tipped Agave", a watercolor with ink accents
as second place for the January Art of the Month.
I have provided demo
painting/ workshops for several North Texas art associations: Lewisville, Fort Worth, McKinney, Gainesville, Decatur, Sherman, Paris, Mid-Cities, Johnson County in Cleburn, Grand Prairie and
Weatherford. Further away, I've taught workshops at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and Santa Fe, NM; Branson, MO; Sedona, AZ and Topeka, KS.
...And then there are the
Annual Art Adventures Abroad where I have taken artists to Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Germany and France. Italy is next.
Contact me if you need a
speaker, workshop/demo artist or juror!
I am the current President of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth,
TX. Check out this terrific watercolor association at
Each year several art suppliers generously help support my Ghost Ranch Workshop by sending wonderful materials for our use. The following are sponsors for the 2018 Ghost Ranch Art Experiences. 2019 is not yet posted.