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 and experience the spiritual connection to life.
The foundation of Darlene's work is initiated through camera and lens. Each art piece 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.” Her works subsequently have been juried into both regional and national exhibitions, to include: the 2nd Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition presented by the University of Maryland; the inaugural exhibition of Less is More, Mitchell Gallery at St. Johns College; receiving the Juror's Award for Elements in Balance at Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, as well as receiving the cover art placement for In My Mind's Eye, Pepco Edison Place Gallery. She continues to exhibit her art in the Washington metropolitan area, and along the Northeast corridor. Her works continue to be acquired for private, charitable, and corporate collections.
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