Darlene Seale - Artist photo1I’m from Fallbrook, California, a small unique town in northern San Diego County. I’m convinced that where and how we grow up informs the art we create.

I’ve been drawing since I was a child, sometimes on surfaces I shouldn’t have. Once my drawing skills were directed to paper I found my purpose for life. For me there’s nothing more magical than making marks and creating beautiful images. I grew up wanting to teach others how much fun it is to make art. I earned a BA in Art from Whitter College and a teaching credential followed. I spent 18 years in private and public school classrooms teaching a wide variety of subjects, mostly arts related.

After leaving the classroom I worked another 12 years as a graphic designer, creating advertising products and publications for many clients. They have included realtors, non-profits, bridal, vineyards, golf and sports industries, schools, authors, musicians, local businesses, community services and more.

In recent years I’ve focused on creating art for illustration and surface design. I’m inspired by nature, an off-beat sense of humor and walking by faith. I believe that art heals and calms people down so I’m lucky to spend each day making art that brings color and joy to a chaotic world.

Here are a few more things about me:


  • How many Cockatoos I live with
  • Cups of coffee I require each day
  • How many batteries my mouse gobbles up each year
  • How much Joy I receive from making art every day!

Interested in Licensing My Art?

My full portfolio is available to buyers and manufactures of products only.  If you would like access to a more extensive portfolio, please contact me and fill out the form provided.  I will email you with a password just for licensing.  Thanks very much for your interest in my art.