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This is a listing for an Original Oil Painting by Darchan Russell. It is of "Soldier's Fountain" a scene from Poughkeepsie NY. It was painted in 1990. It includes the original sketch and a note about the commission for the painting. It measures 30 3/4" x 31 1/4" with the wood frame. The canvas measure 30" x 30" x 3/4."
This work, and others of Ms. Russell's, can be viewed at our shop in Poughkeepsie, at 2 Lagrange Avenue.
Hudson Valley artist Darshan Russell is a self-taught artist and has been exhibiting her work in many locations about the region. The colors and feeling of her compositions are greatly influenced by Matisse, but Russell’s inspiration comes directly from life and the simple scenes that surround her in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Hudson and other Hudson River towns where she paints. Occasionally, Ms. Russell will paint cities that she has traveled to like New York, Baltimore, Portland and Paris, but the bulk of her work documents local scenes and local people. The photographs accompanying articles in the Poughkeepsie Journal or the New York Times inspire much of her figurative work. Portraits of Madelaine Albright and Mayor Dinkins are part of her repertoire as well the less notorious individuals.
Russell has studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Suny New Paltz and Vassar College.
P.Shelf MRA CL1486 WB