In Spring 2017, Global Affairs installed a selection of Darlene Kulig's Canadian Landscapes in Canadian Embassies in Bratislava, Lisbon and Washington, D.C. The Office of the Embassy of Canada to Slovakia organized a cocktail reception in her honour where we had the chance to see her works and meet the artist in person.
Darlene graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and after only four years she already had her own design studio. She won numerous awards for her design in Canada and the United States. At the moment, she's focusing on developing her recognizable signature, Kulig Canadian landscapes.
Snow Capped Rockies with Cascading Wildflowers & Lake, Darlene Kulig
The vibrant, acrylic works we had the pleasure of seeing at the exhibition show beautiful landscapes from all over Canada. Darlene's travels have taken her from Whistler B.C. and Emerald Lake, Alberta in the west, to Ontario and Little Fogo Island in New Foundland.
Darlene travels the world in search of inspiration and takes photographs before she starts painting. She then uses the photographs as a starting point for every painting.
The Canada in Darlene's paintings is very bright and colourful, with very prominent shades of yellow, orange, green and red, which gives her works the power to instantly cheer you up.
Prince Edward Island, Beach Walk Pink & Pale Green Sunset Sky, Darlene Kulig
It was a real pleasure seeing Darlene's work here in Bratislava and we hope to see more Canadian artists featured in Slovakia. Thanks to Canadian Chargé d’affaires John von Kaufmann for inviting us to the event and for promoting Canadian art abroad.
Sanela was born and raised in Croatia. From the moment she learned how to talk, she spoke two languages: Croatian and Slovak. Following her roots, she moved to Bratislava where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Journalism.