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Darla Desiderio is artist, children’s book author, and is committed to living an active life.

"In my fifties I was at an emotional crossroads. Which was, transition into your new normal or fade into a life that is less than you were intended to live. What followed?  Challenging work that focused on living in the here and now.  Accepting each day, as my new normal everyday. Then, my creative IQ bloomed."

Darla grew up in the majestic mountains of Bernardsville, New Jersey, surrounded by nature, and now resides in Arkansas, The Natural State.


Darla is a contemporary artist specializing in acrylics. Her works include energetic imagery, vivid colors and she creates them with distinctive brush strokes. 


“Art is therapy in my new normal. It is a place of pure experiential as I continue  to transition to a new life after extraordinary loss. I view the world as a dynamic place offering boundless potential. This is the point-of-view that I share with you.”


Author, she has penned a children’s book series, the Gage the Flying Whippet series, books written for children age’s seven to ten. Her works include Gage the Flying Whippet (Book One), The Scrapper (Book Two), and to be published in 2021, The Swan (Book Three), and the Gage the Flying Whippet Coloring Zine.

Much love,