Darren Crowley is a full-time professional artist obsessed with painting, and he creates art every day of his life. He paints in oils and acrylics on canvas and vintage book pages that have been glued together. The old, discoloured pages give a sense of history and intrigue. Many of them are from the 1800s and still have writing, birthday messages, notes, best wishes etc., from the original owners.
The paintings begin with a base layer of vintage pages onto which the image will begin to emerge. More layers of paper or interesting symbols and fragments are added to give depth and changes in tone. Darren uses acrylic paint, ink, airbrush and whatever he feels is necessary as the piece progresses.
He works from his studio in Ireland but travels a lot and paints everywhere he goes. Landscapes, people, objects and anything that catches the eye. It is his way of capturing a little of the energy. Dripping paint, fast brush strokes, splattered droplets combined with precise, delicate brushwork to conjure the finished work. As Darren’s journey continues, he hopes you enjoy his paintings.