Darren's current exhibition celebrates his new book Ice Bound, published by Mascot Media. Darren was awarded the much-coveted Artist in Residency by the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) and the Royal Navy. Ice Bound is a collection of paintings, sketches and drawings from the Falkland Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula from Darren's time aboard the icebreaker HMS Protector.
Ice Bound Exhibition: Polar Museum, Cambridge January 18th to February 25th 2017
2013 Darren was a contributing artist with the Ghost of Gone Birds Exhibition. His painting 'Lost Glory' depicts a group of Carolina Parakeets, North America's only native parrot. After much acclaim the artwork from the project has been brought together in a book from Bloomsbury Publishers.
2010 Darren received the prestigious Arts Club Award at the 2010 Natural Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. The award and membership recognizes a collection of work and is given at the discretion of the renowned Arts Club of Dover Street. Founded in 1893 by, amongst others, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope and Lord Leighton, the Arts Club's members have included Whistler, Monet, Rodin and Degas. Current members include Peter Blake, Grayson Perry, David Frost, Richard Attenborough, Ronnie Wood, and Kim Cattrall. Darren has also been named a Winner in this year's DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year. Darren's painting of 'Ice, Kittiwakes and Belugas' was judged winner in the Wild Places category. The work is another from his series of award winning work from the arctic.