Darren trained in Fashion Textiles, specialising in hand knit. His embroidery reflects his love of textiles and the visual qualities present in fabric and thread. He uses a domestic sewing machine to applique and free embroider personal narratives or ideas, inspired by memorabilia or his collection of vintage ‘Stitchcraft’ magazines.
He aims to draw and paint with textiles, his mark making is achieved through sewing, contrasting surface qualities and embellishment.
Selection for RWA Open Exhibition 2020
21st Nov - 7th Mar 2021
I have been selected for the open show which will be on show at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Selection for ING Discerning Eye 2020
19th Nov - 31st Dec 2020
The show will be online this year. I have two pieces selected. All the work is for sale and must be no larger than 50cm square when framed.