River's Gallery

This is my personal Creative Journal.
I'm a Creative Practioner freelancing (and having fun pushing my abilities) whilst working in Healthcare and studying all the sparkly stuff where art lives.
www.riverdarling.co.uk

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"Star", commissioned by Carlene Dixon-star, acrylics, glass beads, acrylic pearls, haematite and glitter! 2014.
Close-up of “#selfie”, 2014, the first in the Modern Society series, a collection of contemporary illustrations exploring our digital, consumerist age.
"#selfie", 2014, the first in the Modern Society series, a collection of contemporary illustrations exploring our digital, consumerist age.
Close-up of “The Magic Finger”, acrylics, 2014.
Roald Dahl’s work gives his young audience the instinctive fight or flight reaction through adult themes scarcely available to them in children’s literature. Death, survival and their struggle with morality forms a key theme in his writing.Although Quentin Blake’s illustrations have become synonymous with Dahl’s writing I decided to challenge myself with creating my own interpretation. "The Magic Finger", the first in the "Painting Dahl" series. This is the turning point in “The Magic Finger” when the protagonist realises she has to have responsibility over her magical outbursts and right all the arm-swapping madness she’s caused before people die.
Acrylics on canvas board, 2014. 
To be continued…

“I’m not ashamed to dress “like a woman” because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.”

Iggy Pop

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“Frankie" in situ, acrylics, 2014.
"Frankie" by River Darling.Frankenstein to me is a misunderstood individual. In the original sketch he wears a hoodie and earphones of the typical individual portrayed negatively by the media. The good soul underneath the mask. Painted in strong, mildly discordant colours built up in thick directional brushtrokes. Emphasising a softness in his expression that defies his physiognomy. Created on reclaimed wood revealing bolt-holes from it’s previous purpose.Acrylics on reclaimed wood, 2014.
"Smug", acrylics. A cheeky rendition of how Jeremy Clarkson’s self-titled "Smug face" would look on a chimpanzee. 
The Sharpie sketch for “Smug”!
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