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About Darla

darla farner | contemporary abstract artist

Life, spirit & Inspiration

Darla Farner creates exciting and vibrant abstract art using a variety of material.


My story

My mission in life is to paint with freedom, no restrictions or rules. I was born in East Chicago, Indiana, formerly known as Darla A Vickery and have been a resident of Gresham, Oregon since 1979. In 1998 I had a strong urge to paint, so I took a week’s vacation and went to a workshop at the Oregon Coast through Portland State University. An award-winning artist taught me how to paint with watercolor and come up with something beautiful every time. I have since developed my own unique style. I use my imagination and intuition to lead me the way. The art I am attempting to create is one that lets the viewer’s imagination take them where they long to be, an escape from reality. 

Darla Farner


Keys for a correct understanding of a work of art and suggestions for a thorough investigation of artistic phenomenology’s, in order to acquire a broader and more exhaustive knowledge of the poetics the ideologies innate in them.

Darla Farner, Artist

in the press

Designare’ Interior Design Collective Press Release • ART BUSINESS NEWS Magazine (Solo Artists) • ART FAIRS INTERNATIONAL Vol. 1 #5/6 • ART NOW, Global Art Annual (selected) ARTISTS OF TODAY, 11th Media Global Art Annual (selected)BEST OF AMERICA, Mixed-Media Artists and Artisans • Birmingham Arts Journal, Vol.6 Issue 1 • Blood Lotus, An online Literary Journal, Issue 12 • Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women Cambridge (Honors Edition) • DECOR MAGAZINE • Design Journal Magazine – Adex Awards • Chicago Neocon World’s Trade Fair Designing Online, Inc. • Da Vinci Artist Directory • Sierra Arts Dreams Alive Online Magazine

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