Darren works from his home studio in Whitley Bay where he lives with his wife and 2 sons. He is a self-taught artist and has developed his Hilltown brand from a small sketch in a book to paintings and prints that are recognised and popular in the whole of the UK and beyond. He is creating avid collectors of his work and is selling his paintings to international clients.
Darren works in acrylics and uses a vivid colour palette to achieve maximum impact, with a strong contrast of light and dark colours. This has become one of the main trademarks of his art.
You could be mistaken for thinking that Hilltown is just little houses on large hills. However, each Hilltown has its own story to tell. Hilltown works are created in a popular and commercial style that have charm and a hint of humour. Darren’s ultimate aim is to make you smile – he usually succeeds.
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My ultimate goal is to make people smile when they look at my work,
if they do that then I've achieved what I set out to do.