D’Arcy studied at Middlesex University / Herfotdshire Refinal college Visual Communications.

Then, he went work for various design studios in the music industry giving him the experience and skill sets to own his own design studio in Soho, London. Working with clients such as Harrods, Nike, BBC and Virgin.

During his time building his design company, D’Arcy went on to explore his passion for Art. He started painting again.

After 20 years in business developing websites. Print and marketing materials, he felt driven to reconnect with art and began painting with oils.

During his 6 years of painting landscapes on canvas, he developed an exclusive style that truly speaks to his soul, then he knew this was his true 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 three-dimensional art in person to see the depth and detail of his artwork.

D’Arcy’s texture is very unique, made with recycled waste materials such as plastic, style foam, garden moss, fake fur and PVA glue in a sculpted display on canvas.  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. They 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 mixed media.

His art is inspired by the aerial views of the ocean and landscapes. Creating works that connect us to the magnificence of the ocean, the relationship we have to the land, and the independence of beach life.

The texture is a process of forming a realistic landscape on canvas. The texture not only adds dimension to the painting but generates a movement within the painting itself as if giving it a pulse.



Three-dimensional paintings are a signature style for D’Arcy. His paintings are made with many layers of stylo foam; VA glue. joint compound and recycled plastic bottles creating a sculpture on canvas of beach shoes inspired by the aerial views of the ocean and landscapes from the Devon coast to the Caribbean.

These paintings actually protrude from the canvas / MDF. They are dramatic and impressive to touch in real life and gives a tactile sensation to the artwork.



While trekking through the stunning landscapes of the UK , D’Arcy sketches in paints to capture the beauty of landscapes from the Peak District , Lake District to North Devon and the Jurassic coast in Dorset.

He loves wide open vista and loves how the light interacts and highlights with the land, the unpredictable cloud formations causing variations in light

and colour.