"I like to paint tropical foliage, wildlife, and
people involved in an activity. Usually my subject deals
with strong light and shadows, enabling me to use a
wide range of values and color in my art. Painting is
problem solving, and I am fascinated with the effects
that can be obtained with watercolor."
Darleen Hunt's watercolor paintings reflect her intrigue
with intense light and shadow. Many of her works illustrate
tropical foliage, wildlife, and people involved in an
activity. She creates dimension and balance in her work
using a wide range of values.
Darleen has always painted. She began exhibiting in
juried shows after retiring from a career in Public
Relations with NASA.
Through the years she studied with many nationally
noted artists improving her skills and developing her
She has exhibited in the Cocoa Beach Art Festival,
the Melbourne Art Festival, Vero Beach Under the Oaks,
Boca Raton Festival, the Winter Park Fall Festival, and Festival of the Masters, Downtown Disney.
She has also exhibited with the Brevard Art and Science
Museum, the Florida Watercolor Society, the Brevard
Watercolor Society, the Strawbridge Art League, the Central Brevard Art Association, and the Brevard Cultural Alliance in their Art in Public Places exhibitions.
She also creates paintings on 100%
silk fabric with dyes using the French Serti technique.
Darleen lives on Merritt Island in a rural area with
a koi pond, peacocks, fruit trees, and tropical vegetation...often
the subjects of her work.
She brings her artistic talents to other community
organizations including her church, the Merritt Island
Wildlife Association, the Pine Island Preservation Society, and her area homeowners association.
She is married to her husband, Jerry, and they have
three married children and seven grandchildren who live
in the area, plus one great grandson.
Hobbies include art in many forms including painting, stained glass, basket weaving, and collage. She enjoys walking, bicycling, gardening, cooking,
travel, and getting together with family and friends.
Her work is included in numerous corporate and private