Darcy Presiloski

Darcy was born in Alberta, Canada and spent her early childhood on a farm in the southern part of the province. Her later childhood was spent in British Columbia giving her an appreciation of both prairie and mountain life.

Her primary focus is western art, which she depicts in oils, pastels and graphite.

Darcy has created art, in one form or another all her life. In 1982, she received a Bachelor of Education degree with art and special education components. As well as university study Darcy has been able to add to her artistic knowledge through an eclectic variety of teachers.

Living in Calgary, Alberta provided the opportunity to become involved with the Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase. Darcy has had her work displayed and sold there since 2006.

Darcy teaches at the Calgary School of Art and has taught workshops for a variety of art organizations and schools.

She is a member of the Cochrane Art Club and won the Cochrane Foundation Heritage Award in 2012.

Darcy is a supporter of the Empty Bowl Benefit for the Calgary Food Bank and has donated a painted bowl for auction since 2010.  As well, she is honoured to provide an original painting for the 2013 STARS Air Ambulance Auction.

Her work can be found in the Parks Canada collection and private collections in Canada, the United States and New Zealand.

Darcy lives in Calgary with her husband Larry.