Darrell Windjack SFCA
Darrell was raised and continues to reside in the beautiful province of Alberta, Canada. He drew at a very young age the typical things kids do such as copies of cartoons in the newspaper and such. Some thirty years later his art career recently and quite accidentally came back to life. After working in the business world he found myself with some free time to ‘stretch’ the right side of his brain, particularly in music and art. After exploring the world of piano playing (A professional classical pianist he shall never be!) Darrell decided to tackle drawing once again. He dusted off his pencils and discovered a suppressed aptitude for art. With gusto he jumped back in and has never looked back. He’s a self taught artist motivated and influenced by the styles and work ethic of the masters whose works hang on the decorated walls of galleries and museums he has visited worldwide, a highlight of any trip. His work has been shown locally in a number of group exhibits including Lotus Gallery, Harcourt House & Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel. He is a proud member of the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Darrell’s work studio is quite simple, a small easel on a kitchen table with classical music streaming from the radio. Here he delves into the world depicted in his latest work. The subject matter is drawn from images experienced through travel, local hikes or domestic scenes within the confines of home. He is naturally drawn to urban landscapes, sculpture and still life scenes full of structure and angles; however, he’s recently ventured into natural landscapes. Darrell’s artistic style of choice is drawing with coloured pencil and ink, and sometimes a touch of acrylic. He strives for illusionistic realism. His goal first is to grab the viewers’ attention through bright, vibrant colours, then hopefully lead them towards an emotional connection with their own life experience.
Darrell strives for each work to be unique and identifiable through style and presentation. An observer once described his pieces as gem-like, almost stained glass in effect. That sounds good to him! He hopes you enjoy his paintings as he continues to explore the wonderful world of art.