Mandy Dargin is an Artist and Writer who was born in Australia and has enjoyed art since she was a child. Her parents encouraged her to draw and paint still lifes, portraits, and landscapes, which assisted her in gaining foundational artistic skills. She explored different mediums, including pencil, acrylics and oils. Family holidays provided her with opportunities to depict a variety of landscapes. Increasingly she has worked with colour, discovering its potential to create dynamic effects. She is a recipient of several juried awards and has exhibited her work online and in books.
Mandy Dargin is inspired by the artistic approaches of Realist and Impressionist painters. She prefers to draw and paint everyday subjects which are before her in order to convey a sense of the moment in her artistic rendering. Typically her artwork contains an aesthetically pleasing interpretation with vivid hues which accentuate the character of the subject. Her still lifes possess brilliant simplicity and a sense of serenity.
Her website is www.mandydargin.com.
Main Portfolio 2015-2016
Still Life With Onions - This original painting by Mandy Dargin is acrylic on canvas. This painting is in Mandy's, 'Still Life Collection'.
'Mandarins On A Plate' is an original acrylic painting created by Mandy Dargin in 2015. This artwork is in Mandy's 'Still Life Collection,' and is available for sale as a Print.
'Spring Calendula' - This original painting by Mandy Dargin was completed in acrylics on canvas in 2015.
Autumn Leaves is an original drawing by Mandy Dargin, done with pastels on artist's paper, and was completed in 2015.
'Roses' - This original painting by Mandy Dargin was completed in acrylic on canvas in 2016. Its dimensions are 40cm x 50cm.
This original painting of a Laughing Kookaburra is by Mandy Dargin. She hand-painted the iconic Australian bush creature with fine acrylic paints on canvas panel in 2015. The dimensions of this painting are 20.5cm x 20.5cm. This painting is available for sale. Please enquire regarding price.
'Cherries In A Teacup' - This original painting by Mandy Dargin was begun in 2015 and completed in 2016. The painting medium is acrylic on canvas panel with dimensions being 20.2cm x 25.3cm. This painting is available for sale. Please enquire regarding price.
'Tuxedo Cat In The Sunshine,' is an original painting by Mandy Dargin done in acrylic on canvas in 2016. The dimensions of this painting are 30.5cm x 30.5cm. This painting is available for sale. Please enquire regarding price.
'Poplars By The River' is an original painting which was completed in Acrylics on Canvas by Mandy Dargin in 2016. Please enquire if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
This original graphite pencil sketch was completed by Mandy Dargin in 2016.
This original oil still life painting was painted from the scene by Mandy Dargin in 2016.
This original still life painting was completed by Mandy Dargin in 2016.
'Study Of A Blue-breasted Wren' - The original painting of a Blue-breasted Wren, was completed in mixed media on paper by Fine Artist Mandy Dargin in 2016. This beautiful bird is one of the group of 'Fairy Wrens'. Signed Limited Edition Prints are now available for sale. See the store at www.mandydargin.com.
'Black Swan' - In this original portrait painting of a lovely Black Swan, by Mandy Dargin, its unique beauty is emphasized by the subtly lit tones of the surrounding landscape. This special Australian waterbird, which lives most often in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia.
Dimensions: Approx. 40cm x 30cm
Duck With Ducklings was painted with oil on canvas by Mandy Dargin in 2017.
This oil painting on paper (58cmx28cm) was completed by Mandy Dargin in 2017.
'Shirley Schaefer,' Acrylic on Marine Ply, 43.2cm (w) x 41cm (h), is a painting completed by Mandy Dargin in 2017. Here we see this artist's typical approach of combining realism with mood. On a subdued background, the effervescence of the subject is shown in luminous tones, making a striking statement about the subject's character.
In 'Old Friend,' a commissioned pet portrait painted by Mandy Dargin in 2016, with Dimensions 14" x 18," realism is combined with mood in a way that typifies her artistic style. The unique character of the subject is emphasized by a delicate interplay of tones and series of soft transitions in the background.