CONTACT Deep Dive: Verdine | Darrell Anderson

Deep Dive: Verdine

“Verdine” is a vibrant 20 x 16” color pencil artwork depicting Verdine White, a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. This piece is not just a portrait but a tribute to the deep personal and community connections that inspired its creation.

Darrell’s inspiration for this work stems from the musical legends Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, and Andrew Woolfolk, all alumni of Denver’s East High School. These icons frequently performed at 23rd Street before their rise to fame, fostering a close relationship with the artist’s family. Darrell’s mother and brother, the latter being a musician himself, shared a special bond with these artists, adding layers of personal significance to this piece.

Driven by a lifelong admiration, Darrell’s artistic vision captures the essence and influence of these legendary musicians. “Verdine” is a testament to the powerful intersections of music, community, art and personal history, rendered with the vividness and passion that characterizes Darrell’s work.

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Artist: Darrell Anderson 16X20 Colored Pencil