Intro

Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Colin is a lifelong learner and storyteller. His personal motto is To Learn, To Lead, To Serve (he may have stolen that motto from some college, but the message stuck). He has had success as a contemporary watercolorist, author, and fintech executive and adviser (legal/compliance stuff). His first love is…

Art in the City: Detroit Visionaries

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…

Trapped Bird

“Trapped Bird,” 12″ x 12″ Watercolor on paper.

Hope and Stillness

“Hope + Stillness,” 6″ x 6″, Gouache on board Currently showing at The Carr Center’s Art in the City: Detroit Visionaries

Fear

Fear 22″ x 30″ , watercolor on paper Currently showing at The Carr Center’s Art in the City: Detroit Visionaries

Gibberish

“Gibberish” 24″ x 18″ Acrylic on board (and acrylic pen)   Gibberish inspired by the Mad Hare in Alice in Wonderland. The hummingbird in the background is a motif from my Hope Against Odds series.

Never-ending Story

Detail of “The Never-ending Story,” 3′ x 6′ Acrylic on canvas paper and wallpaper fabric This piece was sold.

Monkey See; Monkey Do

“Monkey See; Monkey Do”; 24″ x 18″ Acrylic pen on wood (and chalkboard paint) Currently showing at The Carr Center’s Art in the City: Detroit Visionaries

The Sportsman and the Squirrel

  “The Sportsman and the Squirrel” 24” x 18” Currently showing at The Carr Center’s Art in the City: Detroit Visionaries