Daryl's work "Carmelita And Her Tiara", was recently at The Salmagundi Art Club, New York City, in February. Please check the link under "Current Shows" periodically, in the Navigation to the left.
A native of northwestern Connecticut, Daryl earned a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Art at Tufts University, Boston. She later attended Rhode Island School of Design, earning a 2 year Certificate in Advertising Design and Production.
Daryl attributes her interest in all things Art, from the example set by her parents. Her mother had a beautiful voice, and was a popular soloist as well as a local choir director. Her father was a talented engineer, machinist, gunsmith and outdoorsman, who could make just about anything in his machine shop - and did. Both parents liked to draw, and gifted their daughter her first pad and pencils.
An Illustrator and Graphic Designer most of her life, she has worked predominantly in oil since 2015. Daryl draws her inspiration from family, hobbies, and the beauty of her countryside home, now in northeastern Connecticut. She speaks of her art as "representational, but painterly."
"I begin with an inspiration. The shape of a tree, the color of skin, the mood of a landscape - whatever I find exciting in what I see. My attempt is then, not to necessarily replicate it, but to convey it, to represent it from my own mind's eye. I try to create a design image or foundation that pleases me and develop it from there. A good drawing is essential. The drawing may be intricate, it may be as little as appropriately placed marks on the page, but this academic start for me, is invaluable. From there, I do color studies and a value scale, and if satisfied, I’ll begin the painting."
Daryl considers herself fortunate to have had the opportunity to take classes with some of New England's master painters: David and Pamela Lussier, Kathy Anderson, and Emanuela De Musis, as well as with west coast artist David Gray. She has exhibited in juried shows with The Salmagundi Art Club, New York City, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, and Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, Connecticut. Daryl also has work in private collections.
Please contact the artist if you are interested in purchasing her art as seen on this site, if you would like to discuss a personal commission, or have any other questions.