My name is Colin Darke, and I am passionate about helping people use art to slow down and find joy in their lives. Be happy -- create something. Like many, I juggle a lot -- father of three and husband of one; an executive of a growing fintech company (RocketLoans) and adviser to companies within… Continue reading Intro
“Be an Artist, Be a DORK” https://medium.com/@colindarke/be-an-artist-be-a-dork-fc9bee5493c3
“Lead Yourself through Art How to use an art practice to lead a more purposeful and stress-free life” https://medium.com/@colindarke/lead-yourself-through-art-how-to-use-an-art-practice-to-lead-a-more-purposeful-and-stress-free-life-bfb0fe283e6b
I was honored to be a part of The Carr Center Gallery's first group show at its new location in the heart of Detroit-- Art in the City: Detroit Visionaries. The artists participating were, among others, Colin Darke, Lazar Favors, Tyrone Dickey, Priscilla Phifer, Judy Bowman, Nathaniel Haris Muhammad, Onzie Deandre Norman, Margarita Beale, Anna… Continue reading Art in the City: Detroit Visionaries
“Looking at Yesterday” 12” x 12” Watercolor on paper This piece is directly inspired by my Fear painting and by a Max Beckman self-portrait at the Detroit Institute of Arts (a German Expressionist who is very influential in my work). I tried to capture our ability to get lost in the past.
"Trapped Bird," 12" x 12" Watercolor on paper. If you see me, ask me about this painting -- it is a crazy story from when I was in the 6th grade ... my second trip to the ER.
"Hope + Stillness," 6" x 6", Gouache on board This was part of a series of painting that I did called, "Hope against Odds." In 2010, a companion piece to this one was juried into a highly competitive are show in New York Cite-- the 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Bowery Gallery, and… Continue reading Hope and Stillness