Darlene Forst

Each painting is a dance of paint upon canvas:  a spectacle, a performance.

The joy of an intense colour palette has inspired me ever since I encountered the cultural art of Mexico when I was very young.  I began painting growing up in Saskatchewan; I am now based in Vancouver, BC.

Asymmetry can achieve a dynamic equilibrium, inviting you, my partner in this adventure, to experience a range of emotions and interplay with the art.

My background in dance, physics, and television production occasionally peeks through in my paintings.

At times I paint a memory.  An emotion.  A melody.  Is that conveyed?  Or does the work become a catalyst to awaken a memory, emotion or sensation as you perceive the painting?  If things align, both can be realized.

At times I paint an equation.  Equations have an inherent beauty apart from the scientific meanings they convey.  You don’t need to understand the math to be able to appreciate the aesthetic.

Equations can intrigue and please all on their own.  And, sometimes, they are enhanced by the shock of a new setting. 

- Darlene Forst