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Website of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-Campbell

Website of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-Campbell

Website of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-CampbellWebsite of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-Campbell

Website of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-Campbell

Website of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-Campbell

Website of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-CampbellWebsite of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-CampbellWebsite of Artist and Author: Darlene Franklin-Campbell

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About

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Darlene Franklin-Campbell is an American painter and poet based in the Appalachian Foothills. Trained in traditional Appalachian Arts, writing and painting (at Campbellsville Univeristy, Lindsey Wilson College, Appalachian Writers Workshops and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts), she infuses her heritage into her works. She specializes in painting the "nature of beauty and the beauty of nature, seeking to represent, through painting and poetry, the sacred in the ordinary. 


Darlene is a member of the Elizabeth Maddox Roberts Poetry Society, the Adair County Genealogical Society, the Mysterium Society, the Green County Genealogical Society and the New River Band of the Catawba Nation. 


"I am a modern Appalachian artist whose work both reflects the diverse, rich, underrated and often overlooked heritage of and the positive attributes of Appalachian women (specifically), and American women, in general."  ~Darlene, aka Ene 



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Artist's Statement

"I believe it is the job of the artists of the world to serve as windows into other realms, to remind our fellow earth-travelers that here and now are not all there is. I hope to show the spiritual in the ordinary and the beautiful in the natural. I want people to look at my work and be stirred by something elemental and eternal. I want to awaken the great wonderment of life in myself and in others." 


            "This is a poet with a deep sense of not only nature but spirit. She brings rich native tradition into play...in language that is strict and pure....This poet understand the relationship...between word and thing."  Jay Parini

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Appalachian Elegance

 Darlene's art offers buyers a taste of exotic simplicity and a journey into ethereal reality . Each painting is infused with esoteric depth and cultural meaning. Every poem is a word painting and every painting is a visual poem. Darlene is obsessed with painting what she calls "ethereal reality," showing the extraordinary spiritual simplicity in the natural world. She paints the "beauty of nature and the nature of beauty."

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