Darcee Lynn The Artist
Meet Darcee Lynn and her love of art which started from the very beginning. As soon as her hands could hold them she was with a crayon and was coloring and drawing away. Her dream was always to become an artist, but as she got a little older people would tell her how unrealistic that was. It was a mission to prove them wrong. While in the Navy aboard her ship she was the Culinary Specialist, the ships baker. She drew and baked at sea while on deployment.
During her time Darcee would order some Sports Illustrated magazines and draw the women from them, as well as doing portraits of her friends. The ship which Miss Lynn was aboard was often dry docked in Washington where she had her own barracks and fine tune and hone her craft.
Never losing sight of her passion, after her term of service was up it was time to attended a semester for art at CSN, Las Vegas. She also attended The Art Institute here in Las Vegas for culinary school, but while in school she got a job offer at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino to work at Rose Rabbit, a dream job for any aspiring chef, but her heart was elsewhere. You can see the marriage and love of culinary and art clearly evident in her works.
Her first art sale she told us was in high school yet did not start taking art seriously though until being in the Navy and her friends saw started to see her work which began netting her commissions for custom paintings. Back in Las Vegas, she had her first gallery showing at Wasteland Gallery, along with a few sales her art world began to widen.
Due to the large inquiry and demand for her art and prints she is working on getting as hop link on her website: Darcee Lynn
She has pieces up at Wonderland Gallery in The Arts Factory that you can go see. You can also catch her doing live paintings at The Commonwealth. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook to to see the dates. She paints while watching documentaries and listening to pod-casts as well as supporting a nice herbal supplement movement to aid in the processes of being in focus with her art.
She is not only talented but innovative in her art. The painting Cara Cara Orange fields, which was her first food and lip inspired painting, she used a knife to cut out all the veins for the orange. She wanted it to look juicy, and boy, does it! She went to Sprouts and bought a bunch of fruits to see which one would be the most inspiring for her painting. Not being able to wait till she got home, while in the car she had to sink her lips into the red flesh of this juicy orange. It hit her then; she had to paint the way this fruit felt. I want a cara cara orange now please! Her art invokes sensation that involves all of your senses. It has a sensual surrealism with a retro feel that just draws you in. We are keeping a close on this supernova. She is a true star that is suddenly increasing greatly in brightness and is about to have a catastrophic explosion that ejects most of its mass upon the art scene.
Our time spent with Darcee was not only inspiring, but we were completely captivated by her sultry sweet voice and demeanor that matched her art in a striking parallel. Drawn in by her passion for art we just had to know more. Keep an eye out for her as she is about to sail the seas now on her brush as opposed to her old Navy ship.