DARLENE GARR

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Darlene Garr – Artist Profile

Internationally known Artist, Darlene Garr has been painting professionally for over 30 years and with more than 150 Solo and Group Shows has received wide recognition for her talent, boasting collectors from all over the world…

Her work is a popular choice for Corporates, including International sponsorships by Monsanto, BASF, Bristol Meyers, Iona Technologies, Friend’s First Financial and Lucent Technologies, to name a few…Since arriving in Ireland over 14 years ago, Darlene has added Hayes & Higgins, The Ormonde Hotel, Grant Thornton, Ballinacurra House, Zuni Restaurant and CRUZZO, the newly built Restaurant in the Malahide Marina, Dublin…

Darlene has recently finished her commission to do all of the Artwork for the new 4 Star FITZWILTON HOTEL Group in Waterford, Ireland…

Her Abstract style of Impressionism and restless movement of flaring colour in her work, allows the viewer to sense what is in the picture, in their own way…to personally translate its powerful message into emotions unique only to them …(late Art Critic, Rona Dobson) Cover Story in The BULLETIN MAGAZINE, BRUSSELS, 1988…

Artist’s Statement

Something within me is always waiting to emerge. During my unconscious time I listen for what is seeking expression, then joyfully engage with whatever surfaces… Creativity takes many forms: writing, music, art, dance, business, inventions… The possibilities are limitless. As I quiet my inner critic, I invite my creativity to come alive…

In my work, spontaneous movement is as much a medium as the paint itself…sweeping, relaxed motion allows me to instinctively lay down form and colour in a fluid, high energy manner which keeps the work very physical in nature…
Combining the right colours for the right feeling comes from my soul…

As a self taught artist, I have approached my art with abandoned intuition and as my painting continues to evolve, it is still in pursuit of the same goal…to capture that feeling of mystery and awe that compels me to paint…