Daryl Gortner

Original Oil Paintings

About

ARTIST STATEMENT
Inspiration often comes from the most unlikely places. It might be found in the brightly colored hues of a coffee cup or a jumble of marbles in a mason jar. Celebrating ordinary objects in our everyday lives, Daryl Gortner brings out the extraordinary in what we might otherwise neglect to see or feel.

Her works in still life represent an exaggerated photorealistic style in large proportional size, magnifying simple lines to reveal complex subtleties in line and texture. Luscious strokes of color defy modesty with layer upon layer of painting and glazing, providing intense depth and richness. Daryl works primarily in oil on canvas, linen or birch panel primed with several coats of gesso. Her painstaking process can typically take up to two months from start to finish for one painting.

Eight years into her artist career, Daryl’s clarity of vision, talent and skill have attracted loyal patrons and admirers from across the country. She has received numerous awards in juried competitions, was named a finalist in the “Artist Magazine and International Artist Magazine” and has been recognized in publications such as American Art Collector and Creative Quarterly Magazine. Her work can be found at many art exhibitions, galleries, corporate and private collections throughout the country. To experience her world, visit: www.darylgortner.com.

TEACHING
City of Brea Art Gallery
Art Classes Adults and Kids

ART EDUCATION
Fullerton College 2004-2008

ART EXHIBITIONS
2019 – “Food Glorious Food” Group Exhibition, May, Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California
2019 – Group Exhibition, March-April, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
2019 – Solo Exhibition, January, Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California
2018 – Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, Coda Gallery, San Diego, California
2018 – Spring Fling, Group Exhibition, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
2017 – Group Exhibition, Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California
2017 – Group Exhibition, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
2016 – Solo Exhibition, December, Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California
2016 – Group Exhibition, March – April, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
2016 – Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Palm Springs, California
2016 – Solo Exhibition, February- March, Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, California
2015 – Solo Exhibition, “Lollies, teacups and shoes, oh my!” Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2015 – “Food for Thought” Group Exhibition, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2015 – Art Mrkt San Francisco, Skidmore Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California
2015 – “A Work in Progress” Group Exhibition, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
2014 – Coda Gallery Two Person Exhibition, Palm Desert, California
2014 – “Still Life Exhibition” Museum of Realist Art, Boston, Massachusetts
2014 – “Degrees of Abstraction” Group Exhibition, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
2013 – Coda Gallery Two person Exhibition, Palm Desert, California
2013 – Marcel Strouk Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris, France
2013 – Galeria Artelibre – Spain
2013 – The Artist’s Magazine – Magazine
2013 – Southwest Art Magazine – Magazine
2013 – Art Mrkt San Francisco, Skidmore Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California
2013 – Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Palm Springs, California
2013 – Coda Gallery Solo Exhibition and Demo – Palm Desert, California
2013 – “Route 66” Group Exhibition, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
2012 – “Candy” Group Exhibition, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, California
2012 – Art Houston 2012, Dean Day Gallery, Houston, Texas
2012 – Art Mrkt San Francisco, Skidmore Contemporary Art, San Francisco, California
2012 – Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Magazine
2011 – Coda Gallery Solo Exhibition and Demo – Palm Desert, California
2011 – Made in California “Featured Artist” – Brea, California
2011 – International Artist Magazine – Magazine
2010 – Elliott Fouts Still Life Invitational Group Show – Sacramento, California
2010 – International Artist Magazine – Magazine
2009 – Left Coast Galleries Two-Person Show – Studio City, California
2009 – Made in California Juried Exhibition – Brea, California
2009 – Artist Magazine “Artist of the Month” – Website
2008 – California Visual Artists Exhibit – Long Beach, California
2008 – Irvine Fine Arts Juried Exhibit – Irvine, California
2008 – La Mirada Annual Juried Exhibit – La Mirada, California
2007 – CPSA Explore This! 4 Exhibition – Brea, California
2006-2010 – Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Competition – Magazine
2006-2009 – Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts – La Habra, California
2006-2009 – Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts – La Habra, California
2006 – Anaheim Juried Art Exhibition – Anaheim, California
2006 – Muckenthaler Biennial Juried Exhibition – Fullerton, California
2005-2009 – Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – Costa Mesa, California
2005-2008 – Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Cypress, California
2005-2008 – Orange Open Juried Art Exhibit – Orange, California
2005-2008 – Colored Pencil Society of America – Cypress, California
2005 – Brea Annual Juried Exhibition – Brea, California
2005-2009 – Made in California Juried Exhibition – Brea, California
2004-2008 – La Habra Art Gallery Group Show – La Habra, California
2004-2005 – Fullerton College Art Gallery – Fullerton, California
2004 – Maestrejuan Gallery – Santa Ana, California

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
2012-Present – Skidmore Contemporary Art – Santa Monica, California
2011-Present – Coda Gallery – Palm Desert, California
2013-2014 – Marcel Strouk Galerie Rive Gauche – Paris, France
2011-2013 – Dean Day Gallery – Houston, Texas
2009-2012 – Left Coast Galleries – Studio City, California
2009-2011 – Elliott Fouts Gallery – Sacramento, California
2009 – Townley Gallery – Laguna Beach, California
2009 – Karen Lynne Gallery – Beverly Hills, California
2008-2009 – The Gallery – Brea, California
2008 – La Habra Art Gallery – La Habra, California
2007 – Bear Street Gallery – Costa Mesa, California

AWARDS
Anaheim Juried Art Exhibition – Honorable Mention – Diner Essentials
Artist’s Magazine Juried Competition – Finalist – Diner Necessities
Colored Pencil Society of America – Honorable Mention – Diner Essentials
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – 2nd Place – Diner Essentials
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Artist of the Month – Stacked
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Finalist – Stacked
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Best of Show – Stacked
Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts – 1st Place – Stacked
La Habra Art Gallery – Best of Show – Stacked
Made in California Juried Exhibition – Honorable Mention – Stacked
Orange Open Juried Art Exhibit – Best of Show – Stacked
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Color My World
La Habra Art Gallery – Special Award – Color My World
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibition- 1st Place – Balancing Act
Creative Quarterly Magazine – Published – Balancing Act
Fullerton College Annual Juried Exhibit – Best of Show – Balancing Act
La Habra Art Gallery – 3rd Place – Balancing Act
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – 3rd Place – Balancing Act
Orange Open Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Balancing Act
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Finalist – Cups ‘N Saucers
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Published – Cups ‘N Saucers
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Cups ‘N Saucers
La Habra Art Gallery – 2nd Place – Cups ‘N Saucers
Colored Pencil Society of America – Honorable Mention – Kitchen Shelf
La Habra Art Gallery – 1st Place – Kitchen Shelf
Creative Quarterly Magazine – Published – Outback
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Outback
La Habra Art Gallery – 3rd Place – Outback
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Finalist – Heinz 57
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – 3rd Place – Heinz 57
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – Staff Award – Heinz 57
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Finalist – Take Time for Reflections
Creative Quarterly Magazine – Published – Take Time for Reflections
La Habra Art Gallery – Honorable Mention – Take Time for Reflections
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – 4th Place – Take Time for Reflections
Colored Pencil Society of America – Honorable Mention – Preserved in Pencil
La Habra Art Gallery – 2nd Place – Preserved in Pencil
Brea Annual Juried Exhibition – 3rd Place – Teetering Teacups
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Teetering Teacups
Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts – Honorable Mention – Teetering Teacups
La Habra Art Gallery – Special Award – Teetering Teacups
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Teetering Teacups
La Habra Art Gallery – People’s Choice – Preserving Beauty
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – Theme Award – Preserving Beauty
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Best of Show – Eye Candy
Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts – 3rd Place – Eye Candy
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – 2nd Place – Eye Candy
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – Staff Award – Eye Candy
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Finalist – XXX
Artist’s Magazine Annual Juried Exhibit – Published – XXX
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – 1st Place – Mornin’ Brew
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – Staff Award – Mornin’ Brew
International Artist Magazine – Finalist – Losing My Marbles
Orange County Fair Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Losing My Marbles
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – 2nd Place – Sole Mates
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – 3 Wishes
Fullerton College Annual Juried Exhibit – President’s Award – How ’bout them Apples?
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Family Portrait
Muckenthaler Cultural Center – 1st Place – 55 Bel Air
Artist’s Magazine Juried Competition – Finalist – We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
Cypress Open Juried Art Exhibit – Honorable Mention – Diversity
La Habra Art Gallery – Honorable Mention – Oreos
La Mirada Juried Art Exhibit – Best of Show – Have a Ball!
Artist’s Magazine Juried Competition – Finalist – Couple of Kisses
Artist’s Magazine Juried Competition – Finalist – High Hopes
International Artist Magazine – Finalist – All the Bells and No Whistles
Artist’s Magazine Juried Competition – Finalist – Red Haute
Artist’s Magazine Juried Competition – Finalist – High Standards
Artist’s Magazine Juried Competition – Finalist – Mornin’ Brew #2

PUBLICATIONS
2018 – Galeria Artelibre ARTE Y LIBERTAD VIII Book (View Link)
2018 – Yearly Issue – Poets and Artists Magazine “Glorious Color”
2016 – Yearly Issue – Desert Key Magazine
2016 – Yearly Issue – Palm Springs Life Magazine
2015 – Yearly Issue – Palm Springs Life Magazine
2014 – Yearly Issue – Desert Key Magazine
2014 – Yearly Issue – Palm Springs Life Magazine
2014 – October Issue – Southwest Art Magazine
2013 – November Issue – American Art Collector
2013 – Galeria Artelibre ARTE Y LIBERTAD VII Book (View Link)
2013 – The Artist’s Magazine Online (View Link)
2013 – Southwest Art Online (View Link)
2013 – September Issue – Southwest Art Magazine
2013 – February Issue – Desert Key Magazine Visitors Guide (View Link)
2012 – December Issue – Santa Monica Daily Press (View Link)
2012 – Yearly Issue – Palm Springs Life California’s Prestige Magazine
2012 – Yearly Issue – El Paseo Palm Desert Magazine
2012 – December Issue – The Artist’s Magazine
2011 – December Issue – The Artist’s Magazine
2011 – Aug/Sept. Issue – International Artist Magazine
2010 – December Issue – The Artist’s Magazine
2010 – October Issue – American Art Collector
2010 – Aug/Sept. Issue – International Artist Magazine
2010 – Art Business News “Emerging Artist” – Website
2009 – December Issue – The Artist’s Magazine
2009 – The Artist’s Magazine “Artist of the Month” – Website
2009 – Nov/Dec Issue – Art Ltd. Magazine
2008 – December Issue – The Artist’s Magazine
2008 – Orange County Register – Newspaper
2008 – Fullerton Observer – Newspaper
2007 – The Artist’s Magazine Limited Edition – Calendars
2006 – December Issue – The Artist’s Magazine
2006 – January Issue – The Artist’s Magazine Best Art of 2006
2006 – Creative Quarterly Magazine – New York
2006 – Fullerton College Hornet Newspaper – Fullerton, California
2006 – Fullerton Observer – Newspaper
2005 – Fullerton College Summer Class Schedule – Fullerton, California
2005 – Fullerton College Fall Class Schedule – Fullerton, California

AFFILIATIONS
La Habra Art Association 2004-Present
Cypress Art Association 2005-Present
Long Beach Art Association 2008-Present

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

The images reproduced on this site are copyrighted by the artist, Daryl Gortner © 2019. No image may be used or copied in any manner without the artist’s express permission. All rights reserved.

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