Darlene Bolahood engages in many forms of visual communication through the arts. She completed her B.Sc. at the University of Toronto, focusing on organic chemistry and philosophy, then continued to complete her MFA at the University of Waterloo. She has worked in industry as an artist and designer in textiles, retail and residential design, fashion and costume. She has exhibited her own studio work in mixed media painting and sculpture in both public and private galleries. Curriculum design and development projects for Ontario Colleges have included creative studies in fine arts, fine crafts, design, and computer animation and graphics. She is full-time faculty at the Haliburton Campus of Fleming College, delivering programs in Studio Art Certificates as well as the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma.