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 commit more time to her art 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.