Emma Butler Gallery
111 GEORGE ST WEST | ST. JOHN'S NL | CANADA | A1C 6K2 | 709 739-7111 | emmabutlergallery@nl.rogers.com

Historical Works
Anne Meredith Barry RCA
Anthony Barton
David Blackwood RCA
Grant Boland
Patrick Canning
Alistair Drysdale
Lori Doody
Jean Claude Girardin
George Horan
Kathleen Knowling
John McDonald
Robert Mellin RCA
Shawn O'Hagan
Susan Paterson
Barbara Pratt
Christopher Pratt RCA
Mary Pratt RCA
Steven Rhude
Bill Rose
Jean-Claude Roy
Olaf Schneider
Dave Sheppard
Wally Shishkov
Lotti Thomas
Krista van Nostrand
Darren Whalen
Michael Young

Darren Whalen

More often the subject of my paintings are people.

I do not solely aspire to capture a likeness or to create a study.

In my figure paintings I typically add an element of narrative or mystery that conveys the human experience on an emotional level. My work remains grounded in the world of the representational, and the tangible. However, I believe a painting should feel like a painting. I will alter elements such as colour, perspective, composition, and setting to best suit the particular mood of a work.

I prefer to let my work do the talking for me.

What motivates me is a desire to speak with an audience using my internal 'artistic' voice; in addition, it is the passion to create something that wasn't there before.