Darlene McElroy
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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.

Bump
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$2,350

Hiding in the Garden
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575

Release
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575


Spring Dreaming
12" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$1,825

Western Series: Longhorn
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575

Golden Moment
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$325


Antonia Under the Sea (Triptych)
24" x 18" , mixed media artwork
$2,050

Santa Fe Cowboy
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575

Vision Check
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$2,350


Ripe (Triptych)
24" x 18" , mixed media artwork
$2,125

White Dreams
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575

I Dreamt of Being a Snake Charmer
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575


Adoration of the Sweet & Juicy
36" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$4,750

I Am the Moth to Your Flame
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$2,250

A Lover's Eye
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575


Black Coyote
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$300

Gender Confusion
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$2,350

Discover Original Art by Darlene McElroy | Playing a Round mixed media artwork | Art for Sale Online at UGallery
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Playing a Round
24" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$3,200


Garden Camouflage
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$625

Bye Bye Birdie
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$2,150

What Do the Fish Say
24" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$1,100


Waiting for You with My Heart on My Sleeve
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575

Magic Man
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575

Centered
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$300


Big Bad Bee Lover
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$575

Classical Banjo
10" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$300


He Tattooed Love Notes on My Skin 2
10" x 10" , mixed media artwork
$350

Out of this World
10" x 10" , mixed media artwork
$350

Second Sight
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$550


Black Magic Eight Ball
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$550

I See You
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$500

The End
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$500


Oh, Beauty, You Have Deceived Me
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$550

Segreto
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$500

He Became More than He Thought He Was
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$350


Behind the Mask
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$350

Family Trees
10" x 10" , mixed media artwork
$350

Dreaming in Color
16" x 16" , mixed media artwork
$825


Smokin
12" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$500

The Young Madame Bijous
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$2,100


Speak with Darlene


Darlene McElroy 6/14/2018 | 12:16 PM

First, thank you so much for purchasing my painting. The differences you see in it, in relation to its depiction on the web, may be due to the device you were using. Depending on how your computer/tablet/phone is calibrated, an image can appear darker or lighter on the web than it is in reality. In addition, the lighting in your environment and the lighting in the environment where the painting was photographed are most likely not the same. Try placing the painting in areas with different lighting. If you go into a gallery, you will often see them playing with the lighting on a piece of art. With art, lighting is everything. I work in very thin layers of color and add depth with dimensional collaged elements. I hope this helps.

commentsBig Bad Bee Lover
A Rasanen purchased this artwork. 6/13/2018 | 9:07 PM

A fine work of art, but it's darker than the version on UGallery. The face glows in the online image but is more grey in reality, with much less depth, and the golden medallions are far less orange. The image is visually flatter and duller than depicted.

commentsContemplation
S Herdman 12/9/2016 | 10:00 AM

We have two pieces by Darlene; and they are so wonderful to live with! We lived in Santa Fe for 11 years, and count Darlene as a friend. Her innate creativity and energy are astonishing. We continue to enjoy seeing her new and unique output in the form of artworks and books!

Darlene McElroy 3/14/2012 | 1:21 PM

Just added a lot of new art to the site that I hope you enjoy. I can't create a new painting without it having a narrative. It is the stories that make me want to paint.

Darlene McElroy 11/15/2011 | 1:56 PM

Looking forward to working with Ugallery and showing my work to a broader group of people who love narrative art.