EDi by Darlene is the empowered divinely inspired, spiritual journey presented as fine art, mixed media, and photography created by Darlene. As a visual artist, Darlene creates from a sensory awareness to know and perceive, to feel, or experience the spiritual connection to life.
The foundation of Darlene's work is initiated through camera and lens. Every art work begins as a photograph. Her approach involves the careful, manual manipulation of raw data to unveil elements that gave rise to sensory perception. Photographic images are transformed as an understanding of awareness that invites the observer to move into a space and experience a moment as Darlene conceived it.
After receiving formal training in the public schools of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, Darlene studied black and white photography at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She subsequently pursued a B.S. in Technology & Management from the University of Maryland. For many years, she was gainfully employed in several administrative capacities in both the corporate and legal workplaces. She retired in 2015 to pursue her passion as a spiritual seeker and convey her experiences through the creation of fine art.
Darlene's first showing was with New York’s Agora Gallery in the exhibition “Altered States.” Since then, her works have been juried into both regional and national exhibitions. Among these are: the 2nd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition, the inaugural exhibition of Less is More at the Mitchell Gallery at St. Johns College in Annapolis, receiving the Juror's Award for the exhibition of Elements in Balance from the Smithsonian affiliate Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center. She continues to exhibit her art in DC, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and in Pennsylvania., and her works continue to be acquired for private, charitable, and corporate collections.
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