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Darryn Eggleton

Darryn Eggleton

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.

His work isolates his chosen subject against a single colour backdrop, so the only hint of their environment is seen through the reflections in their eyes. This almost cinematic effect makes each animal seem to project beyond the plane of the canvas, bringing them into sharp and immediate relief. It also has the dual effect of creating a strong and lifelike presence, as well as “seeming to place the viewer within the physical experience of the painting” says Darryn.

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 where 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.

The Wild Side I PRE-ORDER

Hand Embellished Box Canvas Limited Edit

The Wild Side II PRE-ORDER

Hand Embellished Box Canvas Limited Edit

The Patriach PRE-ORDER

Hand Embellished Box Canvas Limited Edit

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