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Once There Was A Girl

Darlene Graeser

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Christel Roelandt 25 Days Ago

Adma, Ke - Lebanon

Beautiful and emotional work, Darlene, love the colour scheme that lets the bunny doll come out so well. Christel. L&F

Haddam, CT - United States

Well done, Darlene! Pinned and G+

Riverside, CA - United States

I really like this one! v85

Beacon, NY - United States

OOH, those eyes!

Jacksonville, fl - United States

Very intriguing and beautiful...V78 cfc

Gardendale, TX - United States

Beautiful work. v

Fort Worth, TX - United States

lovely work! v76

Port Orchard, WA - United States

Perfectly placed pop of color that leads to her eyes which tell a story. voted

Providence Village, TX - United States

Beautiful woman not wanting to let go her childhood because of the unhappiness with her life as an adult....besides the fabulous way of how to depict a psychological state , your style is also honor to have found this painting.!! F/V.

Darlene Graeser replied:

I am touched by your words. Thank You, fellow artist

Coos Bay, OR - United States

Hello Darlene. Just wonderful, intuitive, and captivating artwork of the human condition. This piece takes me back to a certain safety with a stuffed animal, a friend of sorts. Love the use of color against the backdrop of a woman who perhaps has not been given much support or trust to hang on to. My take. Excellent portfolio and I look forward to more! F/V

Darlene Graeser replied:

Your poignant insight is truly appreciated.

Calgary, AB - Canada

Love the intensity you captured in her eyes. voted :)

Coeur D Alene, ID - United States

Your artwork is telling a story, Darlene! May you bless the lives that you touch through your therapy work. F/V70

Darlene Graeser replied:

They are my muses

St. Michael/Austria, Ca - Austria

very good work, vf - Dagmar

Ajmer, Ra - India

beautiful work.

Horten - Norway

You're telling a story! Well done! v

Maple Ridge, BC - Canada

Beautiful painting Darlene, excelent work! V/f + tw

Rock Port, TX - United States

wonderfully done!

Holbrook, MA - United States

Great painting! voted

Chappaqua, NY - United States

Haunting work. Love the black and white and color combo - the title adds to the air of mystery.

Columbus, OH - United States

I love this piece, Darlene! The color palette is fantastic! Her gaze is somewhat haunting, especially with her holding a child's toy: source of comfort, or representation of innocence....but upside down! fav/v63

Rochester, Ne - United States

Well done!!!

Stamford, CT - United States

So well done! v

Upavon, Wi - United Kingdom

Very powerful and emotive image, hints at so much! F&V#59

Burnaby, BC - Canada

This is so poignant. v/f

Dingle, Co - Ireland

Fantastic work:)V

Sumter, SC - United States

Darlene, I love your style and use of color--the yellow balances with the black of her hat(?) very well, v

Daytona Beach, FL - United States

Fantastic art!!! f/v

Philadelphia, PA - United States


Greensboro, NC - United States

Wonderful artwork, v.

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

Really liked this, so . . . Published it in the Internet publication ARTISTS NEWS.... @

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

Just had to Favor this one, as its one of my FAVORITES out of hundreds of images in our Groups today.

Fort Wayne, IN - United States

beautifully done...

Austin, Tx - United States

Extremely thought provoking. Absolutely beautiful and haunting painting.

Miami, FL - United States

Great work ! v

Portsmouth, NH - United States

Looks like she's expressing the loss of happier day with her teddy. v/f

Tampa, FL - United States

Very well the color!

Pune - India

Great art!V

Azuga, PH - Romania

Very expresive...excellent work !

Lyons, CO - United States

Nice, such emotion here! v

Mequon, WI - United States

The story behind this photo is truly moving. Your painting is wonderful. Her body expression as well as her eyes speak loudly. vf

Oshawa, ON - Canada

Lovely painting! I like the yellow rat, and the girl's hands!

Potomac, MD - United States

Fantastic work and loved reading the description :)

Missouri City, TX - United States

WOW!!!! this painting truly moved me today as well as your description .... you are awesome! v/f

Fort Wayne, IN - United States

love this, very nice work!

Seattle, WA - United States

Nice job!

Hemet, CA - United States

Nice work!

Littleton, CO - United States

well done

Napoli, It - Italy

Nice work!! v

Montreal, QC - Canada

beautiful and expressive!

Shawnee, Ks - United States

Great job!

Crawford - United States

Great work Darlene

Silute, Si - Lithuania

Hey, what's she doing with this poor mouse?!! Nice work.


Nice work. v

Vida, OR - United States

Nice contrast between the innocent child's toy and the intensity of the girl's presence, and color and black and white. Very interesting.

Faulconbridge, Ne - Australia

Lovely work!!! V#28MN

Saratoga, CA - United States

Very interesting painting. V

Kingston, WA - United States

Great painting!

Fredericksburg, VA - United States

Beautiful image!! I really love this painting of a girl and her teddy bear. the B&W of the girl and background contrasts magnificently with the yellow of the teddy bear.

Tallahassee, FL - United States

Great contrast of starkness of both the image and then the juxtaposition with the subject.

Tacoma, WA - United States

Love the spot of color in this black and white painting.

Winder, GA - United States

Great work!

London, Mi - United Kingdom

Brilliant work!

Livermore, CO - United States

VERY Nice. Anderson / v

Spring Lake, MI - United States

stunning feeling in her eyes

Baton Rouge, La - United States

That's awesome! Love the selective coloring!

New York, NY - United States

Great work. v

Boise, ID - United States


Nazareth- Ilit - Israel

Beautiful painting. Love the selective colors! V

Fort Worth, TX - United States

lovely painting. v

Epping, NH - United States

cool piece

Leicester, le - United Kingdom

Fabulous work

Ottawa, ON - Canada

Very interesting work!

Barcelona - Spain

Lovely painting, Darlene! An original piece with a nice concept! Great! T V

Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom


Langhorne, PA - United States

interesting work.........very expressive emotional display.!!..................................................allen

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Once There Was A Girl


Darlene Graeser


Painting - Acrylic On Canvas


Once There Was a Girl was painted by Darlene Graeser from Unconscious on Canvas, May 2013. This 48x36 canvas depicts a yellow rat-bunny doll, which was thought to be yellow from the moment this painting was conceived. Darlene Graeser is a clinical psychologist by day, prolific painter by night. The hyperactive Darlene has little need or use for sleep. Darlene spent her nights wandering around the house and pondering her day, until she discovered that she could ponder just as well with paint and canvas. After one of her early paintings was featured on the cover of The American Psychologist, a one-woman show mounted in Santa Barbara sold out on the first night and the large colorful canvases she favors were stacked three deep in her studio, Darlene finally accepted the inevitable hyphen and is now Darlene Graeser, Psychologist-Artist or Artist-Psychologist, depending on the time of day.
For over 32 years she has born witness as people shared their stories in an effort to understand how to put meaning to their suffering. Her flamboyance, humor, empathy, and wisdom have guided many towards transformation. Certainly, her art is a reflection of the lessons that she has learned from these courageous people. Over and over again wings appear in her art - her way of expressing the eternal mystery of life and death. Her newest work is a culmination of many years of working in the field of Death and Dying. Her wonderment is reflected in massive and unusual angels who are privy to a distant view of earth.

Loss, Disappointment, Love, Joy, Shock, Longing, and brazen sexuality are all part of these images from the "other side".
"View life from a distance with honor and a sense of wonderment."
Check out our Artist Showcase Website: where you can see pictures of the artist's studio and her home.


May 14th, 2013


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