ABOUT THE ARTIST
About the Art My strongest motivations to create art are to feel joy, to connect to the divine, to be present, and sometimes, to play. I share my work in hope of inspiring others to be mindful, energized, and empowered. Art especially interests me as expansion of consciousness and a healing modality, both in the creation and viewing. My work explores both the inner and external world, with a focus on feeling. While I have several collections, a strong appreciation for color, line, and movement can be seen in nearly all that I create. In my poured collection of paintings, the process involves pouring translucent layers of high-flow acrylic paint and allowing paintings to be created intuitively. Following the pouring process, I’ll meditatively observe the painting and see what surfaces. Certain thoughts, feelings, and imagery will often be experienced from the painting, and I then work to bring those more fully into view by adding layers of paint. These pieces are imagined and draw mainly on a meditative and spiritual inner world. Many are figurative and focused on the feminine. In my other collections, I play with loose continuous contour lines, energizing color, and textures, in spontaneous and playful ways. These works are based on observations and abstractions of the outer world. Subject matter ranges from people and animals to landscapes. About the Artist, Darcy Lee Saxton is a native of the Pacific Northwest, currently living in Southern Utah with her husband and two young children. She has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Living a creative life is a priority for her, so she likes to follow where ideas and inspiration lead her. When not making art, she loves to inspire others to find power in their own artmaking. Darcy holds her Bachelor’s in Visual Arts Education, and her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. She has taught art to all ages in a variety of settings over the past 15 years. She also practices Reiki and is an avid believer in the healing power of thoughts, feelings, and art.
These paintings are part of my LeViv collection, wherein my young children help me create the under painting, bringing an added measure of energy, spontaneity and playfulness to the finished work.This painting was created after spending a morning in Kayenta. The peaceful stillness of the desert seemed to amplify the joyful, buzzing energy of all the natural elements surrounding me. The warm glow of the sun that encompassed my being was being equally appreciated by this landscape. Between the many sensory delights and spiritual stillness, I felt swept away in a sweet serenade from this breathtaking display of desert scenery. I knew I would need to capture this delightful experience in a painting.
Created after an inspiring trip to Toquerville Falls. After the long rugged ride on a bumpy dirt road, I stood amazed by the abundant color, energy, and life of this special desert oasis. It is depicted here with that very feeling I recall experiencing.
*These paintings are part of my LeViv collection, wherein my young children help me create the under painting, bringing an added measure of energy, spontaneity and playfulness to the finished work.