Darlene Katz is an award winning artist who hails from Syracuse, NY and is now based in Carlsbad. Inspired by her travels as well as everyday scenes, she creates a series of oil paintings for each subject she paints, highlighting her versatility with color, value, and subject matter. Darlene paints landscapes, figures, portraits and animals, and one of her specialties is commissioned work. A scientist by training, Darlene strives for value, composition and simplicity in her paintings, with the power and resulting statement coming from the technical interpretation of the work. Her goal for each painting is to capture and preserve a unique moment in time, because no matter what the subject matter, that moment is unique.