D. Cutler Studios

Darlene Cutler

Cutler Studios is the home of Darlene Cutler, who began her art career in 1970 painting acrylic pottery. She quickly found the teacher she knew she needed in Robert Schuhsler, renowned Texas seascape artist, and by 1972 she had participated in four exhibits and had twelve paintings go into private collections. By the end of the 1970s, Darlene had been in numerous shows, exhibits, and festivals, and now had many works in private and corporate collections.

In the decade of the '80s, Darlene began her study of oil/knife painting and taught art classes in oil and acrylic. By now she was a member of a number of art associations and had also been manager of an art gallery.

Just as her career was taking off in the early 1990s - with entries into national juried competitions - illness and the death of her husband brought it to a screeching halt. It wasn't until 1997 when she picked up the pieces and started over, displaying her work in the Wm. Street Gallery in Houston, Texas, where she was the top-selling artist for the next two years. By 1998 she had seven paintings go into print and was invited to display her original works and prints at the prestigious Gallery of Air in Houston.

Since the turn of the millenium, Darlene has been busy adding to her portfolio and trying to keep up with the demands of agents and art licensing companies. By now she has several hundred originals and prints in private and corporate collections. Two of her works have won national awards: "Shock Therapy" was chosen for a two-page spread in the 12th Edition of the "Encyclopedia of Living Artists," and "Desert Storm" won the Certificate of Merit Award in Art Calendar's Centerfold Contest, juried by Drew Steis.

"Darlene Cutler is one of the most varied artists I have ever met - in both style and medium. She seems equally at home painting on stone as she does on canvas. I can look at four different paintings of hers and swear they had to be by different artists. What a talent!" (from a recent letter)