About Darlene Massey

"You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world."


"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."





An artist observes and ponders life. When I was young, I wanted the world to be beautiful. During country car rides I would imagine how to make the passing landscape pretty, more wildflowers along white fences and re-painting Darlene worn red barns. Now, I look at the world and I still imagine how to make things look better; and function better. I was fortunate to be a part of the very progressive and creative Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsgurgh. After much utilitarian experience in the business world, I made a decision. I would merge my passion for artistic expression with my aptitude in science, computers and math. I went back to college on a part-time basis. First stop was University of South Florida, and then I added tutoring with local digital artists and webmasters. Through the Lynda.com certificate service I balanced out the rest. My passion is still to create [ anything ] with function and aesthetics in balance.

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."