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  Darlene Cole - Emblem (melt with you)



Emblem (melt with you)
oil on canvas
78 x 60 in.  
$13800
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Emblem (we lose ourselves at night)



Emblem (we lose ourselves at night)
oil on linen
30 x 30 in.  
$5400
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Emblem (live theatre)



Emblem (live theatre)
oil on canvas
12 x 12 in.  
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  Darlene Cole - Emblem (belles and the beat)



Emblem (belles and the beat)
oil on canvas
48 x 48 in.  
$9600
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Emblem (the first chords that you come to)



Emblem (the first chords that you come to)
oil on canvas
48 x 48 in.  
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  Darlene Cole - Emblem (brings me to another place)



Emblem (brings me to another place)
oil on canvas
12 x 12 in.  
$2160
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Emblem (water roses)



Emblem (water roses)
oil on canvas
37 x 55 in.  
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  Darlene Cole - Emblem (roses at the Met)



Emblem (roses at the Met)
oil on canvas
48 x 48 in.  
$9600
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Roses and Moss (roses and honey)



Roses and Moss (roses and honey)
oil on canvas
48 x 48 in.  
$9600
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Roses and Moss (texting and transferware)



Roses and Moss (texting and transferware)
oil on canvas
60 x 48 in.  
$10800
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Roses and Moss (velvet night)



Roses and Moss (velvet night)
oil on linen
30 x 30 in.  
$5400
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Roses and Moss (Pre-Raphaelites meet Echo and the Bunnymen)



Roses and Moss (Pre-Raphaelites meet Echo and the Bunnymen)
oil on canvas
48 x 48 in.  
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  Darlene Cole - Emblem (into an intimacy)



Emblem (into an intimacy)
oil on panel
10 x 8 in.  
$1620
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Emblem (held so close)



Emblem (held so close)
oil on canvas
36 x 36 in.  
$6480
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Roses and Moss (crimson cloak)



Roses and Moss (crimson cloak)
oil on canvas
57 x 57 in.  
$11700
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - In blush time (if my heart could talk)



In blush time (if my heart could talk)
oil on canvas
60 x 48 in.  
$10800
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
  Darlene Cole - Vintage Suite (when the night comes)



Vintage Suite (when the night comes)
oil on canvas
66 x 48 in.  
$11400
available at Bau-Xi, Toronto
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  Darlene Cole

For over 20 years, Toronto painter Darlene Cole has been capturing a hazy, haunting world of poetry and wonder. The artist’s distinct oil painting techniques lend a watercolour effect to her subjects without compromising rich colour values and velvety textures. Cole’s canvases—dreamy expanses inhabited by spirited figures—are studies of time and memory. These figures—both human and animal—play a pivotal role, evoking emotional responses in the viewer as Cole navigates between layers of reference and meaning.  At once playful and melancholic, Cole’s work draws on themes characteristic of her established painting career: the inherent mystery of old architectural interiors, the power of painterly colour and texture to spark memory, and the exploration of childhood innocence and its loss. Canvases offer delicate detail work that gives form to softly blended screens of colour, mapping the seamless and often unconscious journey from visual prompt to archetypal meaning: an elk’s elegant antlers emerge against a mossy plane; a child’s red dress bursts through the haze of a dreamy playground; a rowboat sails off toward a dusky horizon. Other recurring tropes in Cole’s work—velvet curtains, picture frames, and armoires—are thresholds and vessels that beckon us to an exciting place, far beyond the frame.

Darlene Cole’s work has been exhibited across Canada, and is included in a number of notable collections, including those of Fairmont Hotels (Toronto, Montreal), Manulife Financial, RBC, CIBC, OCAD University, and the K.F. Preueter Collection of Canadian Art (Etobicoke).