Darren Rees was born in Hampshire in 1961, and he studied Mathematics at Southampton University teaching the subject for a short time before pursuing painting full time. As an artist he is self-taught.
His work has received BirdWatch Artist of the Year, Natural World and RSPB Fine Art Awards. His first solo book Bird Impressions was greeted by much critical acclaim and was a runner up in the Natural History Book of the Year.
Darren has been a contributing artist to The Artists for Nature Foundation/WWF projects in Holland, Poland, Peru and Ecuador. He has held painting workshops for a diverse number of groups, including Stirling University and Boston Museum of Fine Arts