Darlene Katz is an award
winning artist, originally from Syracuse, NY, now based in Southern
California. See her award winning work in Southern California
galleries, national juried shows, and internationally in private and
corporate collections. Inspired by her travels as well as everyday
scenes, she creates a series of oil paintings for each subject she
paints, highlighting her versatility with color, value, and subject
matter. Darlene paints landscapes, figures, portraits and animals,
and one of her specialties is commissioned work. She enjoys
capturing special moments of our lives on canvas, whether it’s a
wedding, birth, or a dog with a favorite toy. Her work is technically
proficient without losing the freshness of her painting, no matter
what the subject, and her unique style is recognizable in all of her
I am a scientist by training and an artist by choice and I believe that
identical skills are necessary for both art and science. Art requires a
knowledge of technical information and science requires creativity.
Both are necessary to develop an emotional response in the observer
. In my own paintings, I look for value, composition and simplicity.
Subject matter is also important, but the power and resulting
statement of my paintings comes from the technical interpretation of
the work. My goal for each painting is to capture and preserve a
unique moment in time because no matter what the subject matter,
that moment is unique.
--- Darlene Katz