Darren Smith is an artist who grew up in Bedford England and who graduated with a degree in Fine Art Painting from the then Polytechnic Wolverhampton in 1989.
Although he has no preferred category of painting (or even media) whether it be Landscape, buildings, nature or people.
The work that he is doing at the moment is mostly portraiture based with the use of acrylic paint.
The images that dominate are from Darren’s childhood growing up in the late 1970’s early 80’s.
Bedford being a very multi-cultural society at that time exposed Darren at a very impressional age to reggae music and Black culture. During this period an incredible out-pouring of talented musicians and singers were coming out of Jamaica.
The people, the beat, the spiritual message, all had a profound influence on Darren’s life from a very young age. This continues to this day.
Though Darren has taken on different projects during his art career, his love and passion still remains firmly anchored in those old mostly black and white images of his heroes of that time.
His love and passion is to keep these images alive.
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