Darla Collins Majilang Holds Art Exhibit

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Darla Collins Majilang, freelance fine and graphic artist of Salyersville, recently held an Art Exhibit at the Salyersville Renaissance. The show consisted of over 60 works by the artist, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pen & pencil renderings and digital photography, along with photo corrections of old photos.
Darla received a Bachelor’s of Art degree from Morehead State University in 2002 with an emphasis in Fine Art and Computer Graphic Design. Though she is gifted in multimedia, her oil portraits stand out as truly exceptional.
After attending Darla’s show, Appalachian artist Tom Whitaker said, "Her work is very strong; especially how she blends lights and darks in her portrait work. Her watercolor work is beautiful as well. Her ability as an artist is far reaching."
Also a muralist, Darla has volunteered her talents to many programs throughout eastern Kentucky including the UK Cooperative Extension Service, Route 23 Cultural Heritage Network, and with the OSCAR Center in Oil Springs, Ky. The mother of four children, she has also worked in Malaysia as a graphic artist and has designed logos for many area websites. She has shown her works in several exhibits throughout the state with much acclaim and has done numerous independent portraits in pencil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paints.
She is the daughter of David and Della Mae Collins of Half Mountain and the great-granddaughter of confederate soldier Bryson "Flitterfoot" Shepherd.
For more information about Darla’s work, or to request her services for pencil or watercolor portraits, e-mail at lamba444@gmail.com or contact the Renaissance group at 606-349-7942 after 1:00 p.m. Mon – Fri.