Darlene Watson - Paintings and Murals
Darlene Watson

Darlene Watson

Southampton, Canada

"Colourful abstract expressionistic, impressionistic painting by Canadian painter, Darlene Watson."
Creativity has always been part of her life. Darlene is an International Abstract Expressionistic Artist that started her career alongside Interior Design. She then gave up her consulting to pursue her absolute love of painting. In her mid 50"s she started to paint full time. Watson paints with great gestural expression in impressionistic florals and non-objective abstract shapes. Her love of Klimt, Kandinsky, Mitchell, Kline, and Monet to name just a few shows in her works. Paintings are sold to private homes and collectors all over the world and you can feel with each original that she puts her heart and soul into all that she imagines and creates.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"When I create there are always several layers that later, depending on the lighting, will highlight various hues. With the use of gold, silver or copper leaf there can be an added element of patina and with mark making there can always be that graffiti style message just under the layers of colour. Commission pieces are my chance to get to know the collector to make an original that has a bit of their personality"
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I would love for them to feel joy with a sprinkling of excitement - to be drawn into my imagination."
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What is your favorite material to work with?

"I love to work with acrylics. They are wonderfully flexible and the colours blend so well. I also like to embellish some of my work with marks using a variety of pens, inks, markers, graphite, charcoal, pastels and precious metal leaf. Being intuitive when I create, I move quickly as the ideas flow and these media allow me to do that."
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What motivates and inspires you?

"The world around me. The lake, rivers, forests and most any natural setting. Certainly my love of expressionistic artists like Kandinsky, Klimt and Kline are big influences. I love the feeling of being somewhere else while I paint - into another world as I transfer my ideas on paper or canvas."
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What makes a space special?

"A natural setting when possible, great lighting and lot's of paints to choose from. While my studio has all of these attributes, there's nothing like setting up out of doors."
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What’s unique about your work?

"Darlene's intuitive, abstract, expressionistic brush strokes, made with variety of tools along with her hands, produce thoughtful yet spontaneous shapes and lines. Layers of paint create texture and with a last bold stroke she creates vibrancy and originality in every piece. Whether they be neutrals or vivid hues, all are created with total abandon ."
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