Presented by Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA)
“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

Presented by GICCA

“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

Darlene Klister


Firelight Designs


"Creativity is always happening!"


Being a creative spirit has allowed me to experiment with many art forms. A degree in art history and philosophy has shown me the evolution of art, form and function across many applications; studying scientific illustration brought me closer to nature. Starting as an oil painter learning old masters’ techniques, learning and practicing with watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, metalworking (primarily as a coppersmith), and jewelry design have been steps along my creative path.


My creative business, Firelight Designs, was born in an extra room in a house in Spokane, Washington many years ago. I create and sell paintings, jewelry, metalwork, accept commissions, as well as teach in-person jewelry making classes.  Recently added is DragonflyMagicArt Studio, my Facebook group where we explore creativity which is our life.


In early 2023 I received my certificate as a Creatively Fit Coach (CCFC) after a 7 month course. Recent life changing events, and this course, literally changed how I SEE, FEEL and EXPERIENCE my life and world. My art has exploded in new directions. Through being a CCFC coach I can assist you in rediscovering your creative heart space which may have become lost along life’s path. I currently offer online as well as in person coaching programs and classes, and my free Wednesday “Art Snack” program (sharing art tips, tricks and insights while connecting with and exploring a bit of our inner creative soul in weekly videos) through DragonflyMagicArt Studio.


Although I am living in Wisconsin, I miss Guemes and my wish for the island is to live on as the unique and outstandingly beautiful oasis that it is meant to be.


All Artwork 

© Darlene Klister