About My Work

I create art in order to feel like my authentic self.   For me, the process is often meditative, renewing, and spiritual.  That said, I also love creating spontaneously in the spirit of play and fun!  I’ll explain both…

I enjoy allowing a painting to be created organically by pouring translucent layers of paint until a concept emerges. I try to remove my logical mind during the creative process so that I’m not forcing or interfering what’s occurring. The imagery that comes forth is a product of the paint’s arrangement on the canvas and a synthesis of my inner and outer world.  Ongoing themes in this body of work tend to explore the ideas of connection, presence, and the ethereal world.  An infatuation with color, line, and fluidity can be seen in nearly all that I create.  I am also drawn to recreating faces and telling their stories.

On another note, creating is all about being playful and having fun!  This has definitely been the driving force of our LeViv Creations line of work.  In this collection, I’ve been collaborating with my kids to create a playful body of work with subject matter often chosen by them…which has resulted in a line of living creations including plants, animals and people.  It’s been fun to pair my love of line and color with a spontaneous, energy-filled spontaneous vibe.  Drawing loose, continuous line drawings from observation is among one of my favorite pastimes!

About the Artist

Darcy Lee Saxton has been creating art as long as she can remember.  Living a creative life is a priority for her, so she likes to follow where ideas and inspiration lead her.  With a background in teaching art, she loves to inspire and teach through sharing her story and passion for creating.

Darcy currently lives amongst the serene red rock landscape of Ivins, Utah.  She creates alongside her own young children, and on her own as much as she possibly can.  Her work is available in her Etsy store and locally in Spokane, Washington at the Museum of Arts and Culture, and in From Here.  Follow her on Facebook or Instagram @darcyleeart.   Darcy also teaches locally in St. George, UT at The Art Factor and at St. George Academy.

Darcy holds her Bachelor’s in Visual Arts Education, and her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.  She is also a Reiki Master and avid believer in the healing power of art.