When I look into my own eyes - i see/feel the divine within me. That is the same light or frequency I am
attracted to and that I tune into in another being. When I look into another's eyes I see/feel the divine.
When I am in Nature, it is this same energy that calls out to me and I tune into.
It is the divine I "look" for and it is the divine I find in everything. "
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Her professional career is full of exhibitions that were painted in the country she was visiting and living at the time:
Early Career 1985-1995
An avid world traveller and painting gypsy - painting and making art and exhibitions happen onside.. Darinka explored life in Vancouver's Railway Street, NYC's Lower East Side, Mexico's Caribbean coast & Mayan lands, Guatemala's Panahachel & Lake Atitlan, Costa Rica's Montezuma, Honduras Islands of Roatan & Utila.
1985-1990 - Early career, cafe exhibitions on Queen St. West, Toronto,
1988-1990 NYC- Lower East Side, Greenwich Village at various galleries, art centres, Cafes. Photography performance art with Ron Giii.
1987-1988 Vancouver - Railway St & Centre St in Vancouver,
1990 - Xalapa, Mexico - "Al Otro Lado Del Sol", In Xalapa's stae Gallery, sponsored by the governor of the state and Marie Louise Ferrari, the Canadian Embassy, covered by channel 4 tv.
1991 - Barcelona, Spain - MRKVA,Carrot "The Roots of Culture - Wearing The Emperor's Clothes with a Nose" - sponsored by a private collector at Circulo Comtal private cultural club. Pre-Barcelona Olympics, with performance art.
1993 - Bremerhaven, Germany - The Architects show
1993 - "Sotto Voce" - Toronto, Access Art Now, Eaton Centre, artist run co-op show. With performance art, installation of the elemental: earth, air, fire, water, ether.
1993-1995 Photography performance art with Philip Winestone.
1995 - Toronto - "Orgasm - Solo Show - 10 year Retrospective" - 150 pieces of art - installation and regular performance art nights for 6 weeks.
Mid Career 1997-2016
1997 - Maui, Hawai'i - Painted a new series at The Hui Art Centre.
1999 - Toronto, "The Voyage is Love," Gallery Arcturus. Featuring the Chakra paintings. Turning an energetic vortex in the city through the installation of crystals within the show.
1997- 2010 Toronto - The ALEILA FESTIVAL - She is a creative comeUnity pioneer and a visionary who created The Aleila Festival - an expressive and healing arts festival retreat for 13 years, giving many artists a role as facilitators - a place to begin their own sharing work within a new platform - giving an opportunity for hundreds to experience a sacred circle and comeUnity through creative and healing art with spontaneity & presence at its core..
2001-2002 Peterborough New Dance, original performance art pieces - "Water Feet" & "Star".
Plus a few small local exhibitions.
2001 - 2007- Spirit Portraits, & Private collector commissions.
2013 - Toronto- The Smile Office - beginnings, & Spirit Portraits, Day-Retreat Playshops, gallery created, exhibits.
2014 - New Public Commissions - Healing Art Paintings, Private commissions - Spirit Portraits, Corporate commissions, Urban Totems, Cut-Outs Exhibitions
- Opened the Smile Office Studio in Toronto, Art Salon, Living Art Space & The Smile Office - NOWism Movement
2015 - Toronto- The Smile Office - Culture of Now Movement.
New Public Commissions - Healing Art Paintings, Private commissions - Spirit Portraits, Corporate commissions, Works for Hospitals and healing Centres.
2015 - Summer -"Flow" - Exhibition at Rest Nest Float Club Gallery, Yorkville Toronto
"Wedding Dress Run" Flash Mobs - Summer 2015 in Yorkville - Performance Art, invoking Joy & Bliss, back into the lives of women who may have lost that spark of personal bliss within marriage. Street dance to village folk music adapted & composed by Tatjana Cornij on acordion. Street parades in wedding dresses in Yorkville - rejoicing!
Studio Holiday Show "Un-seen", featuring new paintings on canvas and wood.