About Darlene Kaplan: She is an international award-winning artist and instructor from Virginia who specializes in the Lingnan style of oriental brush painting. Her paintings are created on acid free rice paper using ink and water based mineral colors. Her art has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and China. She has won awards from Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine American Watercolor Magazine, Sumi-e Society of America, MD, and Manhattan Arts International. She was featured in Luxe Beat magazine and she was a guest on Mature Living TV program. The artist has held the position of President in many local art organizations including Gallery West, Alexandria, VA. She is currently the President of the local National Sumi-e Society. Darlene also teaches ongoing weekly classes and holds a yearly one-week workshop.
You may view her artwork in person at Soft Brush Studio, Alexandria, VA or The Loft Gallery in Occoquan, VA.
Her Portfolio/Series: Floral, Koi Fish, Animal/Bird, and Landscapes.
Price range: $650 – $6,800
All rights reserved. Do not reproduce images without the artist’s permission.
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Darlene Kaplan’s statement: “My goal is to engage you, the viewer, in a painting… to lead you into the art so that your eyes can take a journey around and make discoveries. Maybe it will be a hidden insect or bird? When all is said and done, I want to create art that is easy to live with and that makes you happy.”
Interesting Fact About Darlene
When Darlene isn’t painting you may find her hosting Chinese Tea Tastings, Gong Fu Style in her studio. She explains, “This ceremonial tea drinking style is meant to focus one’s attention and relax the mind and spirit in a convivial, shared experience. Guests are served several different Premium or Estate Teas that come from around the world. They learn how the tea is harvested, what makes tea green or black, and the many health benefits of tea. For example, Pu-erh has been medically proven to lower cholesterol.”
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