Darren first started working with wood in the mid-1990s, but it wasn’t until 2007 that he took it up as a full-time occupation. In 2006, he studied under Terry Gleeson at his school in Dural. In 2007, after 20 years service he left the Royal Austrlian Airforce to study full-time for a year under the late Tom Harrington at the Sturt School For Wood in Mittagong.
On finishing his studies, Darren opened up his own studio in Windsor, NSW. Darren exhibits work in Bungendor, Sturt, Leura, Nulkaba & Purple Noon Galleries. In the past six years Darren has written and has twelve articles in print in Australian Wood Review magazine.
His work has been sold to discerning purchasers in the ACT, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, as well as to overseas buyers in Europe.
Around 95% of timber Darren uses are reclaimed . These are Australian native trees that are removed for the building of roads and residential, industrial and commercial zones. Darren also uses FSC timber
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Some of my highlights
Darren’s work reflects traditional woodworking methods of dovetail and mortice and tenon joinery that gives his work strength and integrity.
Darren concentrates his efforts on speculative furniture and takes on a limited number of commissions throughout the year.