Born in South Africa in 1981, Darryn grew up with a passion for the natural world His earliest forays into wildlife art were the drawings he created during family trips into the African bush. His family home was within the borders of the Kruger National Park, providing him with an extraordinary foundation for his future.
The exquisite detail and lifelike quality of Darryn’s art comes from painstaking research. He collects reference material on field trips into the bush as well as at breeding centres before heading into the studio He paints his intensely realistic animal portraits in oil on linen. Over the years he has refined his skill and technique to a point where fur patterns and textures are vividly and authentically reproduced.