Darlene Winfield is an award-winning Canadian artist whose style is impressionistic while at times leaning into semi-abstract. It is created with the use of brush, palette knife, and mixed media when called for. The paintings are completed in layers with dramatic strokes offset by quiet places within the painting. The atmospheric quality and depth of the painting are most important to her. She hopes the viewer will enter into the world she created on the canvas. The history and longevity of oil painting have been important to her. After discovering the buttery texture, smell, and feeling oil paint gave her as she dipped her brushes into it she has not looked back.
Darlene spent extended periods of time in Mexico, Indonesia, Europe, and around the world going to historical sites and art galleries. The chance to experience other cultures and their arts is invaluable to her painting. Darlene has been juried into numerous shows including The Artist Project and The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. In January 2017, Rogers Cable TV, York Region featured Darlene and her work in the segment Colour and Vision: Portraits in Art. She has been showcased on Stella Jurgen’s Show twice and was one of the artists awarded in the Top 60 Contemporary Artists for 2018 Art Tour International.