Artist Statement

Specializing in photography and digital painting, Darren's work focuses on color and how it relates to the image. My interest lies in the relationship between color and image and how it will convey visually to the viewer. For example, is the viewer more drawn to the color or the aesthetic of the image itself. The figurative fight for dominance between image and color is what intrigues me, but ultimately I strive to achieve balance between the two. 

EXHIBITIONS

2021 | Visual Arts Alliance 37th Juried Open Exhibition, Virtual Exhibition, Houston, TX (Juror: Dr. Harry Cooper ).

2021 | Supreme Beauty Art Gallery, Supreme Beauty, Owings Mill, MD.

2021 | AuSable Artisan Village 3rd Annual Art Explosion, AuSable Artisan Village, Grayling, MI (Juror: Valerie Allen).

2021 | Overlea ArtsFest 2021, Holtz Park, Overlea, MD. (Won People's Choice Award.)

2021 | Masur Museum 58th Annual Juried Art Competition, Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum, Monroe, Louisiana (Juror: Dr. Kelli Morgan) (Won People's Choice Award).

2020 | What is Hanukkah?: An International Juried Art Exhibition, Virtual Exhibition, (Juror: Carolyn Goodridge). 

2020 | Hues of Indigo Online Exhibition, Truffle Art House, Online Exhibition (Won Best in Show)

2020 | Abstracts 2020, J.Mane Gallery, Online Exhibition 

2020 | Seasons 2020, J.Mane Gallery, Online Exhibition 

2020 | Ethos: Spirit of Community, The Silversmith House, Fredericksburg, VA, (Juror: Carolyn Goodridge). 

2020 | Contemporary Art Gallery Online's 2020 Open/No Theme Art Exhibition, Online Gallery, Middleton, DE (Competition Winner Award).

2020 | Towson Arts Collective 13th Anniversary Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Towson, MD. (Juror: Yumi Hogan). 

2020 | Overlea ArtsFest 2020, Virtual Exhibition, Overlea, MD. (Won People's Choice and Honorable Mention.)

2020 | The Endangered, Can Art Save Them? : An International Juried Art Exhibition, Virtual Exhibition (Juror: Jibin George). 

2019 | Chroma: An International Juried Art Exhibition, Pepco Art Gallery, Washington, D.C. (Juror: Carolyn Goodridge). 

2019 | Towson Arts Collective 12x12x12 Exhibition, Kenliworth Mall, Towson, MD. 

2019 | Overlea ArtsFest 2019, Fullertown Community Center, Baltimore, MD. 

2018 | Cornucopia, Hereford Library, Hereford, MD. (Juror: Peggy Hoffman). 

2018 | A Reason to Dress Up Too!, Studio 4, Baltimore, MD. 

2018 | Trappy Hour!, Studio 4, Baltimore, MD. 

2018 | Soul Food!, Studio 4, Baltimore, MD. 

2018 | A Brunch of Art, Studio 4, Baltimore, MD. 

2018 | Overlea ArtsFest 2018, St. Michael-St. Clement School, Baltimore, MD. 

2017 | Overlea ArtsFest 2017, Natural History Society of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. 

2016 | RAW Presents Trend, PBR Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 

2016 | Overlea ArtsFest 2016, Natural History Society of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. 

2015 | Exodus, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD. 

2015 | Towson University Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition, Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson, MD (Juror: Cara Ober).