Darlene Katz, Fine Artist
Darlene Katz is an award winning artist, born and raised in Syracuse, NY, now based in Southern California. Darlene’s award winning work is displayed in Southern California galleries and national juried shows, as well as in private and corporate collections.  Darlene’s inspiration comes from her travels as well as everyday scenes. She has created a series of oil paintings for each subject she paints, which highlight her versatility with color and value, as well as subject matter.  To this end, Darlene paints landscapes, figures and portraits, as well as animals and still life. She enjoys being technically proficient without losing the freshness of her painting, no matter what the subject.  She does not limit herself to one particular approach in her paintings, but her unique style is recognizable in all of her work. Commissions are welcome.  See portfolio and exhibition info at www.studiokatz.com. Contact Darlene at darlene@studiokatz.com.
Artist Statement:  
A scientist by training and an artist by choice, Darlene believes 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.”
                                 --- Darlene Katz