Darlene McElroy’s mixed media paintings reflect the vision
of an artist whose involvement with man’s primal origins,
sins, and religious conflicts has developed an imagery at
once sensuously primitive and startlingly sophisticated.
Weaving through textural surfaces, found objects, and rich
symbolism, the viewer is drawn into a visual world where
color plays the role of an atmospheric veil encompassing
the personal myths of the artist.
McElroy, born and raised in Southern California, is
descended from an old New Mexico family of artists
and storytellers. She has been deeply influenced by the
summers she spent growing up on her family’s ranch in
Santa Fe where the rich tapestry of Hispanic life filled the
nights and brightly colored the days.