Darlene has been painting, sketching and crafting since she was a kid. She knew at an early age not to eat her crayons, and instead create art with them. One of her favorite childhood memories was receiving an expensive colored marker set and sketchbook from her grandparents. She has worked as an art instructor for the I Have A Dream Foundation and other youth programs throughout the years, teaching kids the fundamentals of art and encouraging them to have fun along the way. She believes that art is the most beautiful form of self expression, and loves teaching her students the basics along with a little tips and tricks, so that they can grow and create something that is completely their own. Her work is inspired by nature, and playing with color is one of things she enjoys the most. "Sharing my love for art with adults who want to learn and love to drink and laugh...how could you say no to that."