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Collins, Darlene

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Autumn Lake
Acrylic on Canvas

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. 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

RiverScape Lofts Gallery

223 South Grand

Monroe, Louisiana

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

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.

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