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Darren has a four page article in December's The Artist Magazine, where he describes and illustrates his working practises in the field.
He was also the 'Artist in Residence' at BBC's Autumnwatch, featuring on the Unsprung show as well as Red button.
Now on Twitter and Facebook
Please follow me now on Twitter and/or Facebook where I will be sharing regular new paintings: @DarrenNWoodhead
Forthcoming Exhibitions & Fairs
The Scottish Birdfair, Hopetoun House, Edinburgh on the 10th and 11th May 2014.
The British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water Nature Reserve , Leics 15th -17th August 2014.
Forthcoming Art Courses
There are workshops planned in line with the Exhibition planned at The Scottish Ornithologists Club, Waterston House, Aberlady. For full details please contact Jane Cleaver at The SOC. www.the-soc.org.uk. The first will be held on the 24th November 2014, and places are very limited are on a first come first served basis.
About the Artist
Darren Woodhead is a pure field painter based in East Lothian, Scotland. A Graduate of the Royal College of Art, he works direct in brush and watercolour outside: there is no studio. Concentrating on the natural world, his paintings are atmospheres, surroundings depicting birds, landscapes, butterflies and mammals - his local Scottish wildlife, as well as expeditions worldwide. His paintings are his diaries, encompassing energy, life, spontaneity and movement and using the natural white of the paper.
He has recently completed a commission for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday as well as been invited by Simon King to be part of the Wildlife Whisperer website. He was also invited to demonstrate his painting live on Springwatch Unsprung, which was broadcast at 8.30pm BBC2 on the 12th June 2013.
'Up River, the Song of the Esk', a book showcasing Darren's recent work for The Orcome Trust, was published by Birlinn in August 2009. His first book, 'From Dawn till Dusk' was published by Langford Press in 2005. Read more about these books in the Publications & Books section.
'…few artists alive today have such skills at their fingertips, and not many have had in the past. This is what makes his achievement so exceptional and his paintings so full of life and light. And the extraordinary thing is that this light is nothing more than plain white paper.'
Julian Spalding, Author; ex-Director, Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries.