A Story For the Viewer
There is a story to be seen in everything created by nature and man that takes the viewer on a personal journey. Empty perfume bottles with glass birds that were lifted by a gentle hand from their perch. A fragrance released to the air that signaled an exotic person had just entered or left the room. Weary storm windows that once protected families from the elements or provided an avenue for a late night rendezvous. Complex flowing tapestries over glass reflect glimpses of busy lives. Female figures console each other in this “Me Too” time, or perhaps a mother and daughter reunion. Light passes through antique glass vases spilling out long colorful shadows that give them a rich new life. My paintings are more than still lifes, they say to the viewer... “There’s still life.” You just have to see things through new eyes.
The work I am doing now is the culmination of everything that I have done and everything that has made me who I am. Every illustration for clients and everything that my wife and I have done or collected in our lives all play a roll in what fuels my creative voice.
Award winning illustrator artist Darcy Polny attended Alberta College of Art and Design from 1972 to 1976. With years as an art director in advertising agencies Darcy started Groundwater Communications with partner Lea Polny in 1994. It was a successful graphic design company for 25 years. Darcy also authored and illustrated two children's books.
His body of fine art includes paintings in oils, acrylics and pastels in collections around Canada and the US.
His new passion for watercolours brings together all his years of experience as an artist. The result is stunning detailed colourful paintings that reflect his vision.
In an international competition, Fragile has received both 1st place in painting and other media and 2nd place overall. From 842 entries from around the world, 26 different countries, 36 states and the district of Columbia and Tea with Lily has received a Special Merit award in the same competition.
In an international competition,
Rainy Day Poppies has been selected 9th place top 15 artists from 844 entries from around the world, 26 different countries, 36 states and the district of Columbia
In an international competition, The Nature of Glass has received Special Merit for excellence in art. From 844 entries from around the world, 26 different countries, 36 states and the district of Columbia
In an international competition, Reflections of Nature has received Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Art