Lot 118 - Darren Slater - A Hidden View
Acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
Darren Slater, born in London in 1973, embarked on a captivating artistic journey that weaves through various mediums and themes. From a tender age he discovered his affinity for painting and devoted himself to the mesmerizing world of art. Let us delve into the narrative of his life, from his early days along the river Thames to his triumphant return to the world of creativity.
Early years; Darren's artistic awakening manifested itself through the delicate strokes of watercolour. As a young prodigy, he found solace in capturing the serene scenes along the banks of the river Thames, near his childhood home. The captivating interplay of light and water became his muse, evoking a sense of tranquillity in his early works.
Exploration and Transformation; Driven by an insatiable curiosity, Darren's artistic path veered towards the enchanting world of fantasy art. Inspired by the realms of imagination, he developed into the depths of vibrant colours and fantastical imagery. Through his brush, he wove tapestries of other worldly landscapes and mystical beings, transporting viewers to realms where dreams and reality intertwined. This exploration of the fantastical nurtured his artistic growth and ignited a spark within him that would later guide his return to art.
Creative Continuity Amidst Commitments; Even as Darren embraced the responsibilities of the family business, his creative persevered. While his brushes lay momentarily dormant, he discovered a captivating alternative expression of his artistic talents in the world of aquascaping. Swapping paint for aquatic plants, he immersed himself in this mesmerising artform. Through the delicate arrangement of flora and harmonious design of underwater landscapes, he found solace and continued to nurture his innate creativity. This chapter of his journey demonstrated his ability to adapt and find beauty in unexpected places, setting the stage for his eventual return to the world of painting. The Artistic Resurgence; Recently, Darren has experienced a renaissance of his artistic calling, as he took to paint once again to follow his dream of an artistic career. Settling in the enchanting countryside of East Sussex, he found inspiration in the picturesque landscapes that surround him. Through his art, he seeks to immortalize the beauty of his local area. Capturing the ethereal essence of woodlands, meadows, rolling hills and captivating flora. Conclusion; Darren Slater's artistic journey is one of unwavering passion, resilience, and rediscovery. From the banks of the river Thames, fantasy realms, to the immersive world of aquascaping and now the idyllic countryside of East Sussex, he has embraced a variety of artistic styles, each reflecting a distinct chapter of his life. With renewed dedication, Darren now paints with the adore of someone who has returned to their true calling, enriching the world with his talent and showing his unique perspective on the beauty that surrounds us all.
'Breathing Space' - Victoria Pavilion Arts
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
A selection of local 'off the beaten track' scenes of here in East Sussex. Working in acrylic paints and in fine detail. And aiming to capture the beautiful alluring atmosphere of the scene on the day.
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