an established co-op of artists and artisans working together to build a strong art community

Darlene S. Lenz                                                                                                                               oils + colored pencil

Click here to view a gallery of my work. 


Click here to view my work for sale. 


email: [email protected]


Artist Statement 

I like to paint landscapes, seascapes, animals or flowers, whatever strikes me, to pass on to others with the hope they see the same beauty as I do.

I'm very relaxed when I paint, it puts me in another world and lets me escape from everyday life.  I hope others may see the beauty I see in simple, every day scenes, such as a lone row boat on a tidal flat, part of a birch tree backed by the colors of autumn, or horses running in freedom.  Each painting strikes me in a certain way and when I see it through my camera's eye or in my mind, I know I have to paint it to freeze the moment.


Ball State University( first classes in art)

Rhode Island School of Design-AFA

15 yrs. weekly classes with Wes Berrier, Hobart, IN

Weekly classes with Northern Indiana Arts Association in different media

Lessons or Workshops

Wes Berrier 

Gerrie Govert

Jeffry Krafft 

Leona Jurincie

Michelle Gladish


Hobart Art League, Hobart, IN (Treasurer)

18Artists.com (Treasurer)

Chesterton Arts League

Covered Bridge Art Association 



July 2011 - Best of Show & 1st Place, Covered Bridge Art Assoc., Rockville, IN

Aug 2011 - Lake Co Fair Art Show - two 1st Place, a 2nd Place, and a 3rd Place