About Us

About the Artist ...

Vincent Darby of Arnaudville, Louisiana was a self-taught artist who possessed the unique talent to see the beauty of South Louisiana and transpose it on canvas in his own special way. He had no formal training, yet was considered among Louisiana's best natural artist. He had skills in perspective, fusion of colors and representational drawing that few artist can claim. Darby's paintings and murals adorn businesses, restaurants and many homes; and he had clients from as far away as California and New York. He painted scenes he had know all his life, specializing in Atchafalaya Swamp scenes and old Cajun camps. In 1985 Vincent retired after a quarter of a century of service with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Since retirement he had finally found the time to devote to his self taught vocation, that started back when he was in grammar school, being an artist for his teachers and friends. He painted scenes he had know all his life, mistily lighted bayous with moss draped oaks, cypress trees, pirogues, stately herons and prancing deer, old camps and shacks. In the past he had painted several murals, including one swamp scene that was ninety feet by eight feet. His studio is located a couple of blocks east of Bayou Teche and Hwy. 31 at 400 Canal St. Arnaudville, LA. Mr. Vincent recently passed away on Jan. 10, 2017 from cancer. If you are ever in the area, make an effort to contact us, to include a visit to our studio.