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Born in Chertsey, Surrey. Oil painter. His interest and love of art blossomed from an early age, nurtured by his fathers Oil Painting Conservation and Restoration business. Through this business Darrell was exposed to a broad repertoire of artistic talent, which later assisted in the development of his own diverse style. Darrell’s unwavering desire to succeed, manifested itself in his fathers business. Joining Robert Mitchell Oil Painting Conservation in 1987, after he gained a formal artist grounding at the Strodes Art College, Egham. These formative years provided Darrell with the opportunity to continue his training with prominent artists such as John Berry, Peter Power and Denby Sweeting who became an inspiration and a role model.
In 1990, Darrell emigrated to Australia where he remained for a period of 10 years. His noteworthy achievements whilst in Australia included setting up his own Studio Gallery in the Bohemian quarter of Brisbane. Darrell realised the potential of the Australian market place and expanded the business to include Gilding, Framing, French Polishing and Antique dealing. Predominantly self taught these skills and attributes saw The Studio prosper and grow. Returning to England in December 1999. Darrell rejoined the family business where he is now a valued partner running the conservation studio. He continues to strive for excellence in the Conservation field and that of his true passion, painting. The Global capacity of the business has afforded Darrell with the benefit of working with an unsurpassed array of International art covering all periods and styles. Since his return to England Darrell has painted views along the River Thames from Hampton Court to Chertsey the Chertsey Regatta, Virginia Water Lake, Cornwall and Venice. His first exhibition in 2003 was titled “The Silvery Thames”
Darrell’s work can be regarded as insightful and unspoilt by the limitations of any one particular style or period. His work draws on his training and personal experience both in the UK and Australia, often combining to formulate a unique composition. The technical style executed by Darrell leaves the lasting impression of a true painter, by uniting powerful colours, light and dimension. Darrell’s style is constantly changing. His oil paintings are broad sweeping ranging from landscapes, seascapes, nudes, still life and abstract subjects, sometimes with heavy impasto.
|Height||12.00 inch||(30.48 cm)|
|Width||16.00 inch||(40.64 cm)|
Mitchell Studio Gallery
258 Station Road