REDLANDS, Calif.– Darlene Katz, an award winning artist based in Southern California, has
a doctorate in immunology but has always been artistically active, working
extensively with oil and acrylic paints, pencil, charcoal, and clay sculpture
from an early age. Katz will be one of six artists featured during the
fifth annual “Evening with the Artists” hosted by the Redlands
Community Hospital Foundation on Friday, April 19.
A scientist by training and an artist by choice, Katz believes that identical
skills are necessary for both art and science.
“Art requires knowledge of technical information and science requires
creativity,” says Katz. “Both sides of the brain come into
play for an artist to be successful: technical and creative aspects of
the painting are both essential in developing an emotional response in
A professional artist since 1999, Katz’s award winning work is displayed
in Southern California galleries and national juried shows, as well as
in private and corporate collections. Her inspiration comes from her travels
as well as everyday scenes. She has created a series of oil paintings
for each subject she paints, which highlight her versatility with color
and value, as well as subject matter.
To this end, Katz paints landscapes, figures and portraits, as well as
animals and still life. She enjoys being technically proficient without
losing the freshness of her painting, no matter what the subject. She
does not limit herself to one particular approach in her paintings, but
her unique style is recognizable in all of her work.
“In my own paintings, I look for value, composition and simplicity.
Subject matter is also important, but the power and resulting statement
of my paintings comes from the technical interpretation of the work. My
goal for each painting is to capture and remember a unique moment in time.”
Katz is active in California art guilds and galleries and is also a member
of Oil Painters of America, The American Impressionist Society and the
California Art Club and has won numerous awards for her pieces. She has
studied art at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and Northwestern University
in Illinois and has also studied oil painting with well known artists,
including Sebastian Capella and Vanessa Lemen.
Katz joins regional artists Dennis Hare, Tony Radcliffe, Penny Fedorchak,
Hanna Adler, and Ray Nordwall at the annual “Evening of the Artists”
event. Katz’s artwork will be available for purchase at the Stan
and Ellen Weisser Education Pavilion on the RCH campus from 5:30 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Proceeds will benefit the Redlands Community
Hospital Foundation’s Art Fund. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will
be served during the evening’s elegant event. Tickets are $20.
The Foundation’s Art Program began in 1978, and today, the hospital
exhibits a collection of more than 750 works of original art throughout
its hallways and waiting areas.
For more information on the “Evening with the Artists” event
or to RSVP, please call (909) 335-5500. To see a sample of Katz’s
artwork, please visit
Redlands Community Hospital Foundation supports Redlands Community Hospital,
which is an independent not-for-profit, stand-alone hospital.