Since she was 2 years old, Daryl (named after an 80s actress) has immersed herself in the fantasy world that is creating art. From when she was a young child, she was already putting designs on tee shirts with acrylic paint, and even writing her own comic strips, including one about a playful kitten. She had a knack for using a pen and illustrating ‘boring books’ with no pictures.
In school, her friends used to request that she draw or paint temporary tattoos on them. When graduating high school, Daryl took a 2-year art course from a school in Quebec and got her Art Diploma in 2009. From then on, she has designed logos and even CD covers for local businesses, designed characters, and even opened 3 shops to sell her work on Etsy, RedBubble and Zazzle. She runs a team on Etsy for fellow digital artists, since it is such a niche market.
2016 was an incredible year for Daryl, as she was honored to be one of the chalk artists for Alberta Culture Days here in downtown, Red Deer. Also the year that her husband Rob took her on a date to an adult colouring event at the library, which resulted in winning a Noah Scalin book leading to a year-long ‘cute art’ project dubbed Kawaii365. This also led to starting a blog about Kawaii (Japanese meaning ‘cute’) culture. Daryl also got a feature right on Noah Scalin’s website, which she says felt fantastic! When, in 2017, the project was coming to a close, Daryl enjoyed the honor of being featured in both The Red Deer Express, and RD News Now!
In 2017, Daryl has had the privilege of occasionally painting at Art Battle International, and selling some of her Kawaii-cute art at the Red Deer Market in July. She does commission work for clients, with a special interest in digital art, cartooning, and illustration. She was born & raised in Calgary, moving to Red Deer with her husband in 2015. Her hobbies include watching old TV shows, doing yoga, enjoying hot coffee, reading, and doodling. She says two of the all-time highlights of her career were in 2010 when she painted a mural for the Boys & Girls Club in Calgary, and later that summer, helped decorate bottles for the Malibu Rum company during a promotion.Phone : 403-986-8868
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