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Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Art is my passion..." ~ Darlene Howell

Featured CAAT Artist:

My name is Darlene Howell. I am married and have four children. I am for the most part a stay at home mother. I am a hairstylist as well but when I started having children I decided to stay at home with my children and I only do my family and friends hair now. I help children cross the street at the local school for an hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon, but other then that the only other income I have is from the sale of my art.

I am a self taught artist. I had a few basic art classes in highschool, but that is it as far as formal training. My family has always been creating something as far back as I can remember. I started fabric painting with my mother as a young child and also made beaded jewelry; mostly brick stitch jewelry, but other beaded jewelry as well. After I had my second child in 1995 I started teaching fabric painting as a hobby and I really loved it. Art is my passion I am always looking for something new to try. I love to paint animals on functional items. I paint on clothing [and objects]; shoes, hats, serving trays, vases, wallets, jewelry, you name it I have probably painted on it or will try. I also do love to create more "fine art" on canvas or paper. I found the great tiny little works of art called ACEO* on eBay in 2005 and fell in love because I do not have an art studio and do not have a lot of room for large paintings and ACEO's are perfect because they are small enough to put in albums. I also love to create scratchboards as well as make beaded jewelry.

*ACEO = art cards, editions, and originals; always 2.5" x 3.5"

I have two shops on Etsy one is for my more fine art and the other is for my functional and wearable art.


I also sell my items on eBay


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I am an impressionist artist and have been selling my original artwork online for several years. I became interested in art at a young age and received my BA from Truman University in 1990. I previously painted on commission before beginning my online art business. I favor landscape with the emphasis on color relationships. I value my customers and enjoy the opportunity to present a quality product to them. My work can be seen at www.foust.etsy.com
~Gene Foust

Find more of Gene's work on ETSY