“Writing about ones self is a challenge and is like trying to creat a self portrait with a dull pencil and a broken mirror. Here I will touch on just a few high points.

Recognizing my talent early, (and I suspect hoping for some Darcy-free time) my parents sent me to Bemis School of Art when I was quite young. There I was taught by a force of nature named Helen Owens. Ms. Owens was larger than life with a passion for art and a sparkling personality. I am still influenced and in awe of this lively lady.

My poor college timing still haunts me. . . I arrived at college in the middle of the non-objective and abstract period. My heart belonged to Charle Russel, Renior, and David. For four years I was a fish out of water, drawing squared on canvas and using rulers to make portraits while I dreamed of painting flesh like Ingres and fabrics like Holbein.

My teaching experience included college continuing education classes at places as diverse as Fort Lewis College in Durango, Hila Pueblo College, and in Globe, Arizona in Six Shooter Canyon (I kid you not). My husband’s Gypsy blood took us to jobs on the Apache and Navajo reservations where I also taught and was influenced by the rich southwestern cultures.

My husband’s death brought me back home to my family in Colorado Springs where I taught in public schools. During this time I began traveling with Joyce Webb and teaching through her classes for the Colorado School of Mines continuing education classes. I have been fortunate enough to make multiple trips in the great cities of Europe, and to teach and lead tours of the incredible museums of those cities. My degrees in art, history, speech and drama have given me an unique view of teaching and creating art.”

Darcy Lee’s exceptional artwork will be on display through out the months of November and December. She will be in attendance at the reception for each month, November 18 and December 16th, 4-8pm.