Additional Hours: July 20 to 31: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm
“Catching and Releasing” is a collection of work that comes from a place of joy, hope and pain. As I experiment with new mediums trying to find my “voice” in this artistic realm, I find myself lost in memories; being absorbed by things that are no longer present. I surround my studio with music and images that remind me of happy times but often, I find myself “Catching” glimpses of people no longer here. Sensing the presence and emotions of people I love and miss dearly. I see my long-since-passed mother in the corner of my eye. But in the present, I hear my children laughing in the yard and I smell the fragrance of my husband lingering in the house. They ground me.
As I navigate the art world while learning and finding my artistic voice, I find catharsis from the pain as my thoughts are “Releasing” into visions on my canvases. It is an ongoing process and will forever be moments of “Catching and Releasing”. I will continue to explore new adventures and new techniques and will embrace learning as I evolve into the artist I strive to be.
D’Arcy Singh is a self-taught artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Professionally, D’Arcy is a dentist in a thriving practise spending her free time painting and time with her two school-aged children and husband of almost 10 years (and a wonderful old mixed-breed dog, Soda). She has been painting and drawing since before she could walk inspired by her mother’s own creative talents. Although she has not received any “formal” training in her work, she enjoys experimenting with acrylics, mixed media, encaustics, and resin and inks. Her main love remains in landscapes and birch trees reminding her of her childhood summers spent in Lake of the Woods with her grandfather.
D’Arcy finds inspiration from all aspects of her life, past and present and is particularly taken with the beautiful prairie sunsets and endless horizons that only the prairies can provide. She learns each time she paints and views failure as a means to broaden her skills. She is an active member of many local and Canadian associations with her work being in private collections across Canada and her first solo show in July 2018.