In the ComfiZone with Zarinah Dennis aka Bitter Darlings

by Dionna Collins 12月 02, 2018

ComfiArt is taking you to the ComfiZone, our blog series where our Chief Executive Officer interviews extraordinary creatives about their life as a creator and beyond. First up to the canvas is Zarinah Dennis, check out her story.
Bitter Darlings

CA: Hello Zarinah, so glad that you took some time with us to talk in the ComfiZone with ComfiArt. You have an amazing story tell me about it.

ZD: My name is Zarinah Dennis. I am a mother of two extremely intelligent and fascinating daughters, a kindergarten teacher with a Master's in Instructional Technology K-12 and an EdS in Curriculum and Teaching. Two years ago, I rediscovered myself and began creating again. I am a beautiful, whimsical mess. 

I'm inspired by the various silhouettes and emotions of women in all of their perfectly imperfect states. I call them Bitter Darlings. Each Bitter Darlings expression evokes a different emotion and it is up to the onlooker to depict what feelings they see rather than telling the viewer what they should perceive.

Zarinah Dennis

CA: How has your practice change over time?

ZD: Yes, when I was younger I would draw. Now, I paint.

CA: What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?

ZD: Anything involving cars with my dad from auctions to family trips and summers with my cousins in the country.

CA: What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

ZD: I’ve always been a preschool teacher. Currently, I teach Kindergarten. I also have an after-school art program.

CA: What is an artistic outlook on life?

ZD: To me, an artistic outlook on life means to be free to create, to dream and make the impossible possible.

CA: What food, drink, song inspires you?

ZD: Champagne and Project Pat inspire me. If it’s not top notch or ghetto I don’t like it, There is no in between.

CA: What superpower would you have and why?

ZD: Teleportation would be my superpower. I would love to be able to go anywhere at any given time. Going to the airport and picking the next flight out is something I want to do.

Bitter Darlings

CA: What is your dream project?

ZD: Painting a mural and designing a collection for Gucci with Alessandro Michele are dream projects of mine.


CA: What object or tool you use the most that you can’t live without?

ZD: The object I use the most and couldn’t live without is my Amex

CA: This was great! Thank you again for pushing your creativity for all of us to enjoy. You can find Zarinah Dennis of Bitter Darlings on Instagram @bitterdarlings and on her email

Dionna Collins
Dionna Collins


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