I am a sculptor, who also enjoys painting and drawing. I am not tied to any particular medium, and I thrive in experimenting and blending many materials. I am interested in forms, surfaces, visual metaphors and the emotional responses that my art work evokes. I particularly enjoy teaching art and using these processes both as forms as self-expression and as a means to heal oneself.
Born in Lodi, California, Darlene S. Boyd, a fourth generation Californian, grew up in the local wine vineyards. She was nurtured, at an early age, by Constance M. Darden, who gave studio art lessons for local children in Lodi. These experiences set many of Ms. Boyd’s expressive anchors and eventually led her to study of visual art in college. She is a1973 Honors graduate of Brooks Institute, School of Fine Arts / Santa Barbara Art Institute. She majored in sculpture, along with a strong emphasis in both drawing and painting. She was privileged to have studied under the notable and esteemed professional artists: Alice Carr DeCreeft (sculpture), Duane Loppnow (sculpture), Ray S. Strong (landscape painting), Richard Barrett (figure drawing), Priscilla Bendershore (drawing and painting), Douglas Paschal (portrait drawing).
She moved to Fresno with her husband, and family in 1981. She continued to enjoy teaching art at Bullard TALENT and Camp Shalom as a Director of Fine Arts, among other venues. She expanded her exploratory studies of fiber media under the mentorship of Kathy Wosika, a locally celebrated, Fresno artist. Recently she studied portrait drawing under John Robrock, an award winning artist and teacher of art in Hollister, California.
Ms. Boyd is now the Chief Creative Officer of The ART Experience, LLC studio, nestled in the pastoral mission town of San Juan Bautista, California. She is currently working on figure sculptures in clay for bronze casting. She also creates landscape, floral, still life, portrait and architectural paintings. She finds time to occasionally work on projects in other contemporary media and genres. Her work is currently on exhibit in several California Central Coast venues, including Stone Griffin Gallery at 416 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, California 95008. Various on-line galleries showcase her work, such as sbawca.org. Her work is enjoyed by many private collectors, nationally and abroad. To learn more about Ms. Boyd and her art please visit her on-line gallery at www.darleneboyd.com, or you are welcome to make an appointment to visit her studio in San Juan Bautista, by calling 831-623-2750.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. ~ Edgar Degas