The Designer

Having over 25 years relevant experience, working in busy design studios within a highly competitive commercial environment. I was responsible for the creative output of a series of design and commercial projects for established companies such as Thomson multimedia, Ferguson, Comet Group PLC. , Carlton International, Harrods, Kvaerner, BBC, Nike.

The ability to manage, motivate and inspire a team to deliver superb creative work under tight deadlines and enjoy a client-facing environment. A conceptual art director with fantastic ideas and great design skills, who is creatively brave and not afraid to challenge clients’ expectations. I enjoy working on a huge variety of briefs and have the relevant Mac skills to take their ideas to full visuals.

Been able to successfully apply skills acquired over twenty five years to several major blue chip client projects in the consumer, retail and business-to-business sectors. I have also undertaken work of a varied nature for local companies on a freelance basis. I am keen to develop my career by offering my skills and experience to a progressive agency where I can make a valuable contribution.

The Artist

D’Arcy graduated from Middlesex University in London , UK in 1994, he studied graphic design and animation. Then, he went on to start up  his own design studio in Soho London

D’Arcy painted landscapes and then knew this was his new calling and was urged to continue. At first, his paintings were traditional and realistic before he had a clear vision of this unique style that he uses today. It is helpful to view this extreme textural art in person to see the depth and detail of the artwork.

D’Arcy’s texture is very unique, made with joint compound that is not like any other. It brings uniqueness to his paintings, and when viewed, many will ask “how do you do that?” Using this texture technique allows for many layers of colour within colour. It has to be seen to really

Three-dimensional paintings are a signature style for D’Arcy. Some of D’Arcy’s paintings are made with many layers of stylo foam; PVA glue and joint compound creating a sculpture on canvas. The painting actually protrudes from the canvas / MDF. These paintings are dramatic and impressive to see.

D’Arcy’s work has a striking appearance that draws you in, with dramatic texture and bold colours. His methodology is consistent through texture on the surface using stylo foam and joint compound. Many of D’Arcy’s Art pieces are three-dimensional using the joint compound in a sculpted display on canvas. Most of his art is inspired by the the ocean , sky and land. Creating works that connect us to the magnificence of the ocean, the relationship we have to the land, and the independence of beachlife.

The texture is a process of carving stylo foam , using joint compound to bond the texture to the canvas to form a realistic landscape on canvas. PVA glue is used to represent the ocean and gives a reflective surface when dry.
The texture not only adds dimension to the painting, but generates a movement within the painting itself, as if giving it a pulse.

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