DARLENE SWINTON
CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

Caledon autumn
Acrylic, 24"x24"
$200.00 CAD

School bus
Acrylic, 12"x12"
$60.00 CAD

Murky waters
Acrylic, 12"x24"
$160.00 CAD

Morning bocce
Acrylic, 24"x24"
$200.00 CAD

Painting abstractly is my own unique form of yoga. The creation of my work stems straight from an emotional pulse. This emotional pulse is unveiled through the fluidity of my pallet knife and a heap of colour. ​​​

Monday
Diptych
Acrylic, 18"x18"
$80.00 CAD

Tuesday
Diptych
Acrylic, 18"x18"
$80.00 CAD

Snails race
Acrylic, 24"x24"
$200.00 CAD

Fire Heart
Acrylic, 36"x30"
$400.00 CAD

Piano man
Acrylic 30"x30"
$300.00 CAD

Coat of arms
Acrylic, 30"x36"
$200.00 CAD

Pixie dust
Acrylic, 36"x36"
$400.00 CAD

Hubba
Diptych
Acrylic, 12"x12"
$80.00 CAD

Bubba
Diptych
Acrylic, 12"x12"
$80.00 CAD

Kingsborough
Acrylic, 12"x24"
$180.00 CAD

Education

2011
Caledon Studio Inc., Youth Art Fundamentals Instructor

2009-2010
Toronto School of Art, Visual Arts Honours Certificate, Portfolio Development
Toronto School of Art, Painting 2, Beyond Painting Abstract, Independent Studio

2008
Royal Ontario Museum, Communications Intern

2006-2008
Sheridan College, Business Administration – Marketing

Awards

2006
Peel Heritage Complex, Award Recipient “Best in Show”

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Untitled, Stewart Maguire’s Landing, Bolton, Ontario

2012
Untitled, Second Cup, Toronto, Ontario
Town Hall Gallery, Town of Caledon, Caledon East, Ontario
Untitled, Silpada Jewelry and Art Party, Bolton, Ontario
Untitled, Terroni, Toronto, Ontario
The Wild One of Abstract Art! Open Studio Show and Sale, Toronto, Ontario

2010
Untitled, Zemra Bar Lounge, Toronto, Ontario

2009
Untitled, Caledon Wellness Centre, Bolton, Ontario

2007
Untitled, Bridges Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario
Ova Restaurant and Wine Lounge, Newmarket, Ontario

Group Exhibitions

2014
Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, Ontario
Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmy Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario
The Spring Collective, Matthew’s Clubhouse, Toronto, Ontario
Liberty Village Art Crawl (Summer), Liberty Village Park, Toronto, Ontario
“Because I am a Girl”, Campaign, Toronto, Ontario
“Every Day Is Malala Day”, Book Launch, Rosemary McCarney  CEO of Plan International, Toronto, Ontario

2013
Liberty Village Art Crawl (Fall), Liberty Village Park, Toronto, Ontario
Entertainment District Urban Exhibit, Roy Thompson Circle, Toronto, Ontario
Liberty Village Art Crawl (Summer), Liberty Village Park, Toronto, Ontario
Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale, Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario
Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, Ontario

2012
Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale, Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario
Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, Ontario
Big on Bloor Festival, Toronto, Ontario
Art in the Park, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The Artist Project, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
Art Battle – Mega Battle, The Great Hall, Toronto, Ontario

2011
Hang Art, Lift Hearts, Art Auction in support of Dystonia Medical Research Foundation of Canada, Curry’s On-line Art Auction, Toronto, Ontario
Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale, Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario

2010
Two Artists – Two Visions, Open House, Owen Sound, Ontario
Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, Ontario
Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale, Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario
Featured in NIGHTLIFE Magazine, NEWAD, Toronto, Ontario
Featured in
arthere.ca gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Art in the Garden, Highland Manor Bed and Breakfast, Owen Sound, Ontario
Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale, Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario
Annual Open House, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
Art Crawl, Farmers Market, Owen Sound, Ontario

2009
Annual Open House, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
Art in the Garden, Highland Manor Bed and Breakfast, Owen Sound, Ontario
Annual Open House and Graduation, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
Square Foot Show, Loft Gallery, Clarksburg, Ontario
Vessels, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ontario
Untitled, Toronto School of Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Voluntary Activities 

2012
Barrie Arts Awards, Volunteer, The City of Barrie, Department of Culture, Barrie, Ontario
A Gait Lab Gala in Support of the Montreal Shriners Hospital, Volunteer, Toronto, Ontario
Culture Days, Farmers Market, Volunteer, The City of Barrie, Department of Culture, Barrie, Ontario
The Artist Project, Toronto School of Art, Volunteer, Toronto, Ontario

2011
Toronto School of Art, Alumni Association Member, Toronto, Ontario
Barrie Arts Awards, Volunteer, The City of Barrie, Department of Culture, Barrie, Ontario
Owen Sound Arts Awards, Attendee, The City of Owen Sound, Owen Sound, Ontario

2010
One of A Kind Show, Toronto School of Art, Volunteer, Toronto, Ontario
Tour of the Anatomy Museum, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

2009
Toronto School of Art, Open House Coordinator and Gallery Installment, Volunteer, Toronto, Ontario
One of A Kind Show, Toronto School of Art, Volunteer, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto School of Art, Open House Coordinator and Gallery Installment, Volunteer, Toronto, Ontario

Donations

2014
Paint the Town Red, AIDS Benefit, Toronto, Ontario

2012
Happy Birthday and Sword Fight, 2nd Annual Sisterhood of Style – Go Girls! Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Indulge in Orbit, A Gait Lab Gala in Support of The Montreal Shriners Hospital, Rameses Shrine, Toronto, Ontario
Born, Unknown, Blondie, Cold Winters Sky, and Splat! Curry’s Art Auction Fundraiser
Queen West Art Crawl, Parkdale Community Development Group, Toronto, Ontario

2011
Centre, A Night of Cabaret for Japan, Toronto, Ontario