Darlene Lavett is an emerging Australian artist who has been painting from a young age. After finishing school she studied Commercial Art at Queensland College of Art and worked in the advertising industry for a short period. She then pursued a corporate career which was rewarding and challenging but deviated away from her artistic passion. It is more recently that Darlene has had the opportunity to pursue her art as a full time commitment allowing her to explore different subject matters and mediums.
Darlene has had one solo exhibition and a number of group exhibitions and has become a national finalist for some prestigious Australian art prizes, including: 2016 - Kennedy Art Prize Finalist ‘Second Reflection – Two of a kind’
2017 - Cambridge Art Studio Portrait Finalist for 'Cher'
2017 - Gallipoli Art Prize Finalist for 'The King's Letter'
She has also recently illustrated a book called 'Coal Hard Habitat' which features 18 charcoal illustrations.