Darlene Kulig was awarded the CSEA/Berol Prismacolour National Art Scholarship awarded to six Canadian students entering Fine Arts based on outstanding potential in visual arts. Graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design she quickly moved into a commercial setting and within four years of graduating was running her own successful design studio. Her solid understanding of design and composition can be seen in the underlying elements that both anchor and free her painting. Always balancing art with business throughout her 25-year career as a graphic designer, Darlene won awards for her design both in Canada and the United States.
TorontoHOME recently featured Darlene's award winning work, showcasing her vibrant, coast to coast Canadian landscapes. In Spring 2017, Global Affairs Canada installed a selection of Kulig Canadian Landscapes in Canadian Embassies buildings in Europe and in North America.
Currently, Darlene is focusing her creative efforts full time on developing a recognizable, signature Kulig Canadian landscape as well as traveling with an eye for her next painting series. A member of the Etobicoke Art Group and Neilson Park Creative Centre where she studies and paints, you can find her work in galleries across Canada and the United States as well as private collections across North America.
Darlene lives in Toronto with her husband, 3 children, and a very lively Old English Sheepdog.