When Art

Imitates Life

Darleen Hunt is an experienced artist with a strong sense of design, composition, and color

Darleen Hunt

Still Life Artist in Florida

Hello, I am Darleen Hunt. I have over 30 years of experience in watercolor paintings. I make use of intense light and shadow techniques in all my watercolor paintings.

Many of my works illustrate tropical foliage, wildlife, and portraits. I add dimension and balance into my artwork with the use of unique color palettes and painting techniques.

About Darleen Hunt

I began exhibiting my work at juried shows after retiring from the public relations department of NASA. Through the years, I have studied with many nationally noted artists and developed my art style.

I also paint on silk fabrics using the French Serti technique. My work is exhibited in numerous corporate and private collections.

Darleen Hunt
Darleen Hunt

Art Exhibitions

I have exhibited my artwork in many reputed art festivals and events.

  • Cocoa Beach Art Festival
  • The Melbourne Art Festival
  • Vero Beach Under the Oaks
  • Boca Raton Festival
  • The Winter Park Fall Festival
  • Festival of the Masters, Downtown Disney
  • Brevard Art and Science Museum
  • The Florida Watercolor Society
  • The Brevard Watercolor Society
  • The Strawbridge Art League
  • The Central Brevard Art Association
  • The Brevard Cultural Alliance
Darleen Hunt

Personal Life

I live in Merritt Island, in a rural area with a koi pond, fruit trees, and tropical vegetation. My art often revolves around these subjects.

My husband, Jerry, and I are blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Sharing Artwork with Local Communities

  • Local church
  • The Merritt Island Wildlife Association
  • Local church

  • The Merritt Island Wildlife Association

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  • The Pine Island Preservation Society
  • Local homeowner association

My Hobbies

I have a wide range of interests, and I love to explore art in many forms.

  • Bicycling
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Travel
  • Get together with family and friends

I like to paint tropical foliage, wildlife, and portraits of people in their daily activities. Usually, my artwork portrays strong light and shadows, and to establish that I use a wide range of values and colors in my art. Painting helps me find answers to life’s hardest questions. I am fascinated with the effects that can be obtained with watercolors.

Darleen Hunt