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New Limited Edition Print now available

Darren's "Yellow-browed Warbler in Birch" DE-size print is now available as a limited edition of 250, individually signed and numbered.

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BBC Winterwatch 2014

Darren was Artist-in-Residence with the BBC for their Winterwatch program based at Mar Lodge beneath the Cairngorm mountains in the Highlands of Scotland.

To see a selection of Darren's paintings produced on location during the week please click here to view the Recent Work section.

New Limited Edition Print now available

Limited to editions of 250 and individually signed and numbered.

Click here to see the new A2 size print "Goldcrest's and Pallas's Warbler".

Recent News:


Darren has a four page article in December's The Artist Magazine, where he describes and illustrates his working practises in the field.

He was also the 'Artist in Residence' at BBC's Autumnwatch, featuring on the Unsprung show as well as Red button.

Exhibition of New work opens at The Donald Watson Gallery, Scottish Ornithologists Club, Aberlady, East Lothian, November 2015 - January 2016. www.the-soc.org.uk


Now on Twitter and Facebook

Please follow me now on Twitter and/or Facebook where I will be sharing regular new paintings: @DarrenNWoodhead


Forthcoming Exhibitions & Fairs 

The Scottish Birdfair, Levenhall Links, Musselburgh, Edinburgh on the 23rd and 24th May 2015.

The British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water Nature Reserve , Leics 21st - 23rd August 2015.


Forthcoming Art Courses

We have just secured a fantastic venue for what promises to be a magical watercolour painting course, based over the weekend of the 3rd-6th October 2014. Barningham Hall will be the location, one of Norfolk's finest country houses set withinn its own beautiful grounds. The time of year and location are set to make the weekend a feast of watercolour painting opportunities, wildlife and wonderful local hospitality. Please contact www.hiddennorfolk.co.uk for full details. 


 About the Artist

Darren Woodhead is a pure field painter based in East Lothian, Scotland. A Graduate of the Royal College of Art, he works direct in brush and watercolour outside: there is no studio. Concentrating on the natural world, his paintings are atmospheres, surroundings depicting birds, landscapes, butterflies and mammals - his local Scottish wildlife, as well as expeditions worldwide. His paintings are his diaries, encompassing energy, life, spontaneity and movement and using the natural white of the paper.

He has recently completed a commission for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday as well as been invited by Simon King to be part of the Wildlife Whisperer website. He was also invited to demonstrate his painting live on Springwatch Unsprung, which was broadcast at 8.30pm BBC2 on the 12th June 2013.

'Up River, the Song of the Esk', a book showcasing Darren's recent work for The Orcome Trust, was published by Birlinn in August 2009. His first book, 'From Dawn till Dusk' was published by Langford Press in 2005. Read more about these books in the Publications & Books section.

'…few artists alive today have such skills at their fingertips, and not many have had in the past. This is what makes his achievement so exceptional and his paintings so full of life and light. And the extraordinary thing is that this light is nothing more than plain white paper.'

Julian Spalding, Author; ex-Director, Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries.

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