Antonio Darden - Venice Laundry VI

Watercolor painting by Antonio Darden.
The Arnold Franz Brasz Award, NWS Seventh President

Artist Statement: I am elevated to another space when painting. Creating atmosphere and light to tell a story to the viewer is the most rewarding experience I have ever had. I enjoy breaking down what is in front of me into shapes and reorganizing them into a composition that evokes memories and feelings.

Painting is more than copying what is presented in front of me. I can paint it how it is; that’s easy to do.

But I always ask myself, What is the feeling I get and what is the story I want to tell?