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Penelope and Darlene

She was not quite what you would call refined.

She was not quite what you would call unrefined.

She was the kind of person who keeps a parrot.

                                            ...Mark Twain


Darlene Horsley, was born in Indiana where she grew up with a profound love for nature and animals.  She credits her father’s knowledge of the seasons and patterns of wild things for her love of nature and living creatures . That love is evidenced in her paintings.

Art has always been an important part of Darlene’s life and as a young girl many hours were spent drawing the things she loved.  It was not until the loss of her oldest son that she discovered her love for watercolor.  To escape the pain of her aching heart, she found that  painting watercolors let her forget about time, would let her body stay in one place while her mind and heart traveled to a quiet place of healing.

Darlene is  a self taught artist, who has experienced the healing power of art and although she paints in several mediums, watercolor remains her first love. “ The nature of watercolor is one that constantly reminds us that we truly have no control in the scheme of things.”

Darlene lives in California with her husband Tim, of 25 years, has two grown sons,  is a member of several art associations in the San Fernando Valley, as well as having been the editor of the San Fernando Valley Art Club’s newsletter   “The Paint Rag” from 2005 through 2007.


Tayler, Darlene, Timmy, Tim and Tom




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