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)
During the month of December my "Texas Longhorns Christmas" will be on display at the Lewisvile Theater on Main Street as they
present a comedy, "Glorious."
The Lake Granbury Art Asso Fall Juried Show is showing at the Shanley House 7 Nov-27 Dec. Two of my works are included: "Birds
of a Feather" (weaving you can see at the right on my Ghost Ranch postcard) and watercolor "Night Blooms, Nairobi, Kenya." Juror is Justin Burns. My watercolor won First Place sponsored by the
Granbury Arts Alliance! For a preview of the show go to:
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 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 2019 award-winning news!
A new year begins....
My "Night Blooms, Nairobi, Kenya" won first place in the Lake Granbury Arts Association Fall Juried Show
Bev Boren juried the Richardson Civic Art Society Membership Show and gave my watercolor, "Night Blooms,
Nairobi" an award.
"The Message", a mixed media
with oil, cold wax and pastel won the Abstract Award of Merit in the 2019 National Small Works Show in Mena, ARK. This, along with another piece accepted, and an award last year has earned my
Signature Status with SouthWest Artists, Inc.
"Night Blooms, Nairobi, Kenya" won 4th place in the Visual Arts Society of Texas Membership Show with juror Donna
Two of my paintings, "Night Blooms, Nairobi, Kenya" and "Beneath the Banyan" have been accepted by the
curator to be published in the inaugural edition of theArt Foliobook, Vol. 1 printed by Day III and available in the first quarter of 2020..
The Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton voted "Spirit of Chichen Itza, Mexico", a watercolor, as first place for March Art of the
At the February meeting of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth my "Spirit of Chichen Itza, Mexico" won 2nd place for Art of the
In Lewisville the MCL Grand Hosted "America the Beautiful" Juried Exhibition in January. One of my 3 pieces accepted, "Ghosts in the Snow,
Ghost Ranch," a photograph, won Honorable Mention. (I awlays wanted to see the Ranch in the wintertime and it did not disappoint with snow flurries as I arrived on the property.)
During the month of March the north hallway at the Lewisville MCL Grand hosted the winning monthly art pieces from 2018. My photograph,
"Morning Ride, Magilligan Point, Northern Ireland" was included.
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 Past President of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth, TX. In 2020 I
will return to serve as president. 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.