This year has been DariAnna Weston’s best so far. Her collection produced this year has merited her “Artist of the Year” for creating the Most Outstanding Collection 2020-2021.
DariAnna was born on April 20, 2006. She has 6 siblings, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She is the second youngest in her family. Her mother has been her greatest inspiration since she was a child. She has attended PCS for 5 years. She enjoys going to a Christian School because she loves the freedom of being able to express her faith in her artwork. Her love for Jesus and people comes out on the canvas even when it’s not expected for the project. Her small circle of godly friends are good influences for her, as she is to all she gets to spend time with.
Master’s Edition Children’s Art Contest Judges selected DariAnna’s “Sharing the Love of God Around the World" as 1st Place in the 12-14 age group￼. She said of her entry, “It symbolizes unity and equality in a world without hate and racism, a world where we all worship the Lord. In this painting, we can all come together as a body of Christ and look past all of the politics, color, and hate, and see each other with a brotherly love.”
Judges said, ”This design is one that I haven't seen since I started painting children. I rarely see it executed as well as this painting. I love the movement of the earth, and the individual shapes and designs for the children. The background blending is excellent. Great use of blues. Wonderful work!" -K. Fincher
"Love the variety of textures and the unique "space" vantage point. Very different and beautiful." -K. Tucker
"Honestly deserving of first place. The way the earth looks like it's rotating, the details of the different cultures in each character, the peaceful colors and composition...wonderful job!" -Abraham Hunter
Sophomore, Jaden Ricketts, spoke about Dari in his end of year Artist Presentation, “DariAnna’s artwork is inspirational to me because she tries to send a message about who God is to her personally. I believe she tries to draw in people with her art so they can get to know Christ and bring joy to their lives.”
Last year Dari and her brother, Darnell, re-enacted a painting of Jesus holding up a doctor for the “Bringing Art To Life” Contest. Mom, DeAnna Weston, was their photographer. They and Dain Stover tied for Most Inspirational in that contest. Dari, her brother, and her mom helped paint “The Music Man” Background Sets a few years ago. Their dream as a family is to one day open a bakery with an art gallery.