A longtime resident of Atlanta, GA, Daryl showed an early interest in the creative arts while growing up in Pennsylvania. She went on to receive a BS degree in Fine Art and Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, taught art in suburban Pittsburgh and took many classes in photography, art and design at the University of Pittsburgh.
During the years of raising children, Daryl kept active with the arts through photography, annual Christmas card designs and creative projects with her children and their schools, then returned to the work force as a graphic artist in Atlanta. More recently she has become interested in watercolors and has taken numerous workshops with such notable artists as Joy Hartsfield, Dolores Kennedy, Mel Stabin, Charles Reid, Don Andrews and Marie Matthews. She is a member of Atlanta Artists Center and the Georgia Watercolor Society.
I love color! Color expresses our feelings and emotions and I try to be cognizant of the rich hues around me each day ...the serene blush of nature in the early morning light, the liveliness of clouds and shadows as they chase across the sky, the energy and vitality of a sunset at the beach. Although I have been drawing and taking photographs for over 35 years, I more recently chose watercolors because I felt the spontaneous nature of its results would give me an opportunity to loosen up ~ a novelty to me! In watercolors a mistake can be a wonderful accident; all does not have to be precise.
I believe that we are all granted God given talents but it is only through passion and commitment that we can hope for those talents to be realized. Itís challenging; itís a journey of a lifetime to be sure but how wonderful to have your life aligned with your purpose!
Visit her site at WWW.DARYLNICHOLSON.COM.