Gallery


I look to express the beauty of the vineyards, both as a vintner and an artist.

Fifth generation vintner and artist,  Darcie Kent has been painting professionally for the past 25 years. She works in both acrylic and watercolors, painting images of the wine country and other scenes of northern California. Darcie’s recent acrylic works incorporate metallic gold, silver or copper leafing creating a dynamic painting that changes in appearance with lighting. All of Darcie Kent Vineyards wine labels are reproductions of Darcie’s original art. Darcie’s work can be viewed at the Wine Gallery located at 7000 Tesla Road in Livermore. Painting Commissions are also available. Please contact the winery for more information.

Leafing Out Final

LEAFING OUT

I love doing portraits of the vines. They have so much character and have so many stories to tell from their shaggy bark and twisted trunks. This vine is just leafing out in the spring with Mt. Diablo in the distance.

16 x 16, Silver Leaf, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price $900/Club Members $450

OLD VINES MERLOT

This vine is 21 years old and is producing amazing fruit, as it has every vintage since 1996.  The beauty of the vine is amazing to me.

48 x 36, Acrylic Paint on canvas.

Gallery price $4400/Club Members $2200

ROCKS AND WATER

I am fascinated by the beauty of rocks under the water. The sunlight and water is constantly changing making the rocks look different every second. I loved trying to capture the beauty of this.

40 x 40, Gold Leaf on canvas

Gallery Price $4000/Club Members $2000

GINGER

I captured this ginger plant with my camera while in Maui. The pattern of colors just begged to be painted. I use a technique with this painting where my original is cast onto a metallic surface that I hand paint to create a one of a kind work of art.

Framed Multi Media Original

Gallery Price: $1250/Club Members $625

MISS JUNE

This is a portrait of a poet.

18 x 24, Acrylic paint on canvas

Gallery Price $1600/Club Members $800

OLIVE PORTRAIT

Our Olive trees have such a complex structure that I love to photograph. I took this image on a lovely fall evening before the olives started to turn purple. This is a technique where my original is cast onto a metallic surface that I hand paint to create a one of a kind work of art.

23 x 28, Framed and matted Multi Media Original

Gallery Price $1260/Club Members $630

WeAreFamily

WE ARE FAMILY

Mustang families exist within the herds and are vitally important in the upbringing and development of the foals. there are about 10 families within this herd of 120 mustangs in southeast Nevada. The 2 year oldest brother stands over his 1 year old sister and their new brother as he introduces them to me.

30 x 40, Silver Leaf, Acrylic on canvas

Gallery Price: $4800/Club Members $2400

TANGERINE

I came out of my house one morning just as the sun rose and bathed the valley with a tangerine glow.

60 x 20, Acrylic on canvas

Gallery Price: $4800/Club Members $2400

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TEQUILA SUNRISE

I begin each day by walking my dogs through the vineyards. This fall morning, the rising sun illuminated the hillside vines as well as the clouds overhead for a spectacular show.

36 x 48, Acrylic on canvas

Gallery Price: $5200/Club Members $2600

REFLECTIONS OF WATER

I’ve been taking photos of the way sunsets play on water. I’m mesmerized by the shapes and colors as they move across the surface of the water.

3 painting: each 20 x 10, Acrylic paint on canvas

Silver, Gold, and Copper Leaf

Gallery Price $2400/Club Members $1200

 

Explore some of my past artworks.

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COMING TO CALIFORNIA

I love coming over this small rise in the dirt road that surrounds our vinyards. I caught this image early in the morning and it reminded me of one of my favorite songs.

60 x 48 Gold and Silver Leaf, Acrylic on canvas.

Gallery price:  SOLD

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SUNRISE AT CRANE RIDGE

I took this photo while walking during the sunrise last fall. The colors were so unbelievably vivid that I knew it had to be painted.

48 x 30 Silver Leaf, Acrylic on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

American Mustang Crop

AMERICAN MUSTANG

This American Mustang completely wowed me with its lush mane and noble gaze as it looked over the valley it calls home.

30 x 30 Acrylic paint on wood

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Sunrise Over Old Vine Merlot crop

SUNRISE OVER OLD VINE MERLOT

I love walking my dogs as the sun rises when the vineyards are bathed with a golden glow. I caught this image along the southern edge of our Old Vine Merlot vineyard.

60 x 20, Gold Leaf, Acrylic on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Mustang Colt crop

MUSTANG COLT

This mustang colt has been one of my favorite models. He is so curious and expressive.

24 x 48, Copper Leaf, Acrylic paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

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GNARLY VINE

The old vines have so much character. They make the most complex wines and are wonderful subjects to paint.

48 x 12, Copper leaf, Acrylic paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Livermore Longhorn

LIVERMORE LONGHORN

These amazing animals graze in the ranchlands in North Livermore. I love watching these gentle creatures and capturing their beauty with my paintbrush.

36 x 36, Acrylic paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

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DEVIL MOUNTAIN SUNSET

This sunset over Mt. Diablo truly was one of the most breathtaking I’ve ever seen. A fire in the sky framing up our Devil Mountain

48 x 72, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

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AUTUMN LEAF

I cannot get enough os the colors that paint the vineyards in the fall. This leaf just begged for its own portrait!

12 x 12, Acrylic Paint on wood

Gallery Price:  SOLD

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SUNSET FROM DARCIE KENT VINEYARDS

Late in the day, as I was pouring wine for customers from the southern porch off of our tasting room, the sky cleared for this amazing sunset that glittered with gold.

48 x 36, Acrylic Paint on wood

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Moonrise

MOONRISE OVER OLD GUM TREE VINEYARD

The evening of our first Club Event, this beautiful sunset was a gift.  The moon was rising as the sunset lit the clouds around the Old Gum Tree.  All of us there were in awe of this beautiful place!

48 x 72, Acrylic Paint 0n canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

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SPRING MORNING AT LAKE DEL VALLE

Lake Del Valle is one of our many gems in the Livermore Valley. I love hiking there and am always blown away by the beauty of the hills, sky and the reflection in the water.

48 x 60, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Madden Ranch edited

MADDEN RANCH

Lake Del Valle is one of our many gems in the Livermore Valley. I love hiking there and am always blown away by the beauty of the hills, sky and the reflection in the water.

48 x 60, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

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BUD BREAK

We were walking through the vineyards as the sunset reached its peak of color, highlighting the spring buds and vines.

60 x 36, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Harvest Sunset at Crane Ridge

HARVEST SUNSET AT CRANE RIDGE

I captured this image just as the sun set over the western range, casting a golden haze over the vineyards.

48 x 24, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Waning Moon at Sunrise

WANING MOON AT SUNRISE

The waning moon and fog created such a dramatic backdrop behind the vineyards on Crane Ridge I had to capture it with my paintbrush.

36 x 48, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

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AUTUMN VINES AT CROWN BLOCK

This fall is my favorite time of year.  I love walking down the vineyard rows that have turned golden, orange and burgundy.

30 x 48, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

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MT. DIABLO SUNRISE

Mt. Diablo is an amazing backdrop to our valley and its vineyards. I love how this mountain is a beacon for the Bay Area.

36 x 48, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Rava Painting

RAVA BLACK JACK

This vineyard, located just outside of King City in Monterey County is where our Gruener Veltliner and Sauvignon Blanc are grown. The lettuce fields in the flats below create a wonderful geometric backdrop for this painting of the vines.

48 x 24, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Silver Leaf

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Sunrise Altamont

ALTAMONT SUNRISE

I was out early and caught this sunrise over the Altamont Range. I am blown away by the beauty of this rising sun.

36 x 48, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Peace on Earth Sunset

PEACE ON EARTH SUNSET

This vineyard lies off Arroyo Road in Livermore. I call it Peace on Earth for the holiday sign that hangs behind it.  The vines turn a rich golden red in the fall and at sunset, it glows with incredible intensity.

60 x 48, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Lone Oak

LOAN OAK

This tree sites on our neighbors One Oak Vineyards. I took this image on an evening walk just as the sun was breaking behind the clouds.

30 x 30, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gold Leaf

Gallery Price:  SOLD

hummingbirds

HUMMINGBIRD NEST

These baby hummingbirds were hatched right outside our office.  From the window, we were able to watch as they grew and finally flew from the nest.

48 x 60, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Gold, Silver, and Copper Leaf

Gallery Price:  SOLD

Young Red

YOUNG RED

I love visiting the Mustangs in the summer and seeing the new foals.  I loved how this one was lying on a ridge, looking out at the world.

40 x 40, Acrylic Paint on canvas

Silver Leaf

Gallery Price:  SOLD