Featured Artist Show: Nov 8 to 28, 2009
Reception: Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1 to 3:00 pm
Darlene Douthit loved cartooning and portraits from day one. She enjoyed drawing animals on the dairy farm as a child. She meet her first professional cartoonist in the early
sixties when she was in her teens. Mr. Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts characters, was a very gracious mentor when she visited him at his home in Sebastepool California. Mr.Schulz looked over her art portfolio and offered encouragement and suggestions. He recommended that she enroll in the mail-order Art Instruction, Inc. School. He had gone to the school himself and now was one of their teachers. Darlene enrolled several years later and found the course very helpful. She also went to San Bernardino Valley College to study fine art and commercial art and Scottsdale Art School for illustration. Now Darlene enjoys teaching classes and workshops, being a mentor to her students.
Darlene worked as a professional illustrator and layout artist for 9 years before starting her own freelance business. She has been a professional Cartoon/Anime/Manga art teacher and Demonstrator for over sixteen years. She teaches at the Riverside Art Museum and the Redlands Art Association. Darlene does cartoon workshop throughout the Inland Empire at Libraries and Museums. She worked as the science column cartoon illustrator for award winning Children’s magazines: Hopscotch, Fun for Kids and Boy’s Quest for four years. Darlene has taught Children’s Book Illustration and Japanese Style Cartoon Workshops for adults and teens, at the California State University of San Bernardino and Riverside Art Museum. She is a member of the Redlands Art Association, Riverside Art Museum, Southern California Cartoonist Society, and the National Caricaturist Network. She is a professional illustrator, Cartoonist, Caricaturist and Portrait Artist. Darlene has hundreds of published artworks to her credit, and has many paintings in private collections worldwide.
Darlene’s new Cartooning classes at RAA
Creature Christmas Cards on Mondays Dec 3, 10, 17 and Pet Calendars Dec 7, 14