Darlene's art background began in her undergraduate art classes and moved on to her professional career as a designer of computer software, creating innovative educational programs, designing software for museum kiosks and companies such as Cartoon Network.
Her award-winning creative gourd pieces are based on her love of color and texture while feeding her passion of using recycled materials. Darlene is a sensitive and passionate artist who blends a touch of whimsy in her works. Her Jazz Series demonstrates her humor and will create a smile on your face.
Anne began working with gourds after attending an international gourd festival where she realized her love of design could be used to bring color and shape to life in the form of a gourd sculpture. Her theatrical work is reflected in the costumes and characters of her art sculptures especially in her “Japanese Kimono” characters.
Her interior design series reflects the use of nature’s elements. Her work has been shown from Santa Fe to Ojai and she has received awards most recently at Indian Wells Art Festival, 2018.