If one has the desire, they can see their future in anything. This mixed media work was made with acrylic paint, collage, and stamped paper clay. It is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. The work comes varnished and wired to hang.



It's a treat to see new work from Darlene. Her portraits recall the beauty of neoclassical portraits viewed through a lens of fantasy and magic. At once, her art feels timeless and contemporary. Darlene says of this painting, "If one has the desire, they can see their future in anything." I wonder what moment we're seeing in this woman's future...

- Darlene McElroy

What Do the Fish Say

Mixed media artwork on wood
Signed on back

24" h x 12" w x .75" d
10 lbs. 0 oz.



Darlene McElroy
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Getting to Know Darlene

Darlene McElroy sees creating art as similar to reading Turkish coffee grounds – a story becomes revealed as one looks at the surface, texture and color. Her works use a variety of materials ranging from acrylics paints to collage. She currently lives in New Mexico and has been greatly influenced by the work of Robert Rauschenberg. She encourages viewers to search for their narrative interpretation when viewing a work.