Art Gallery

Vintner and Artist

Darcie Kent has been painting professionally for the past 30 years, and  works in both acrylic and watercolors.

She paints scenes of wine country and northern California, as well as portraits of the mustangs and ranch animals that call our landscape home.

Darcie’s recent acrylic works incorporate metallic gold, silver or copper leafing creating a dynamic painting that changes in appearance with lighting. She is also thrilled to begin an experimental series of unique multi-media prints combining expert printmaking with acrylic painting techniques.

A Family Legacy

Darcie not only represents her family’s fifth generation of American winemaking, but of artmaking as well.

All of Darcie Kent Vineyards wine labels are reproductions of Darcie’s original art. In this, she is continuing a family legacy: 2nd generation vintner Christian Ruegsegger illustrated the label for the first iteration of the family wine business, Alpine Winery, in the late 1800s.

Not only does Darice’s art adorn our estate wine labels, but the labels of our small-lot wines and give back wines as well.

Currently on Display

Peace on Earth

 

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.

 

72’ x 60’

Acrylic on Canvas

Gallery Price $8000/Club Members $4000

Tequila Sunrise

 

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

 

Acrylic on Canvas

36’ x 48”

Gallery Price $5200/Club Price $2600

Wylie

 

This Coyote has made a home in our vineyards and I love watching his antics and swagger.  I gave him the name Wylie as is seems to suit his style.

 

Acrylic on canvas

40’ x 40”

Gallery Price $5200/Club Members $2600

Sometimes Love is Fire

 

This song, written by Tracy Johnson, is one of my favorites and inspired this painting. I love the way our valley lights up with color at sunset, almost as if it is on fire. 

 

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 24”

Gallery Price $4800/Club Price $2400

“Liv”

 

This longhorn I named “Liv” instead of “Tex.” The herd is in North Livermore. I love capturing their soulful eyes and gentle strength. 

 

Acrylic on Canvas

72” x 24”

Gallery Price $5800/Club Member $2900

One of these Nights

 

I am always blown away by our sunsets.  I make it a rule to stop whatever we are doing and go out to look and toast the day and the approaching night.

 

Acrylic on Canvas

48” x 12”

Gallery Price $4400/Club Member $2200

We Are Family

 

Mustang families exist within the herds and are vitally important in the upbringing and development of the foals. I love how this 2 year old male protectively stands over his  new brother. 

 

30’ x 40’

Silver leaf, Acrylic on Canvas

Gallery Price $4200/Club Members $2100

Darcie Kent Vineyards

 

This is my favorite view from our winery. The valley is all laid out around you, framed by the hillsides. 

 

72’ x 60’

Acrylic on Canvas

Not for sale; commissions available

Sunrise Vineyard

 

This is one of my favorite views, and when I am out early enough to catch the sunrise against the vineyards, it is a great day.  

 

Acrylic on a Darcie Kent Vineyards Barrel Head

22″ diameter

Gallery Price $1700/ Club Members $850

Noir

 

Every evening we step outside and take in the view of the sunset over Livermore and the Tri-Valley, framed by Mt. Diablo. We toast to the end of the day with amazing gratitude for this amazing place. 

 

Acrylic on a Darcie Kent Vineyards Barrel Head

22″ diameter

Gallery Price $1700/ Club Members $850

Crane Ridge Sunset

 

The valleys and vineyards tucked around the Livermore Valley are amazing and especially beautiful during the harvest sunsets. This vineyard is just south of our tasting room. 

 

Acrylic on a Darcie Kent Vineyards Barrel Head

22″ diameter

Gallery Price $1700/ Club Members $850

Windy Morning

 

 A windswept take of one of my favorite views, just following harvest, when the hills have turned green with rain, and a fall leaves are still clinging to the vines. 

 

15” x 36”

Framed Multi Media Original

Gallery Price $2400/ Club Members $1200

Oak Grove

 

 Beautiful oak trees grow all around Livermore and the Tri-Valley, and you can find several with big personalities growing amidst our vines on Crane Ridge. 

 

Acrylic on a Darcie Kent Vineyards Barrel Head

22″ diameter

Gallery Price $1700/ Club Members $850

The Old Gum Tree

 

I am always in awe of our amazing Gum Tree which towers over our winery and is home to dozens of different kinds of birds.

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.

 

15” x 36”

Framed Multi Media Original

Gallery Price $2400/ Club Members $1200

Barrels of Fun

 

I caught this image as our winery crew was topping our wine.  I love the patterns made with all the barrels.  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.

 

16” x 34 1/2”

Framed Multi Media Original

Gallery Price $2400/ Club Members $1200

RECENTLY SOLD

Livermore Noir (SOLD)

 

The view from our vineyards of our Livermore Valley at Sunset is one of my very favorites.  I use 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.

 

Framed Multi Media Original

Gallery Price $1250/ Club Members $625

Sycamore Grove (SOLD)

 

 

I grew up with two massive Sycamore trees in my front yard.  I used to love sitting under them looking out at the world and dreaming.   We have some of the finest old groves of Sycamores I’ve ever seen in Livermore!

 

Acrylic on Canvas

40’ x 30”

Gallery Price $5000/Club Members $2500