Darren Woodhead was born in West Yorkshire in 1971, but has lived in Scotland since1996. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. All his work is produced outside on location and drawn directly in brush, there is rarely any pre-drawing. By working direct from life, he aims to retain the freshness and energy that working outside can give, often in extreme weather conditions. He has exhibited and travelled widely and is a member of The Society of Wildlife Artists. He has won many awards which have seen him invited onto expeditions with The Artists for Nature Foundation to Peru, Ecuador, Israel as well as Portugal, the Spanish Pyrenees and the up and coming project on Sark. He has taught at Edinburgh College of Art, from 2001 and currently combines his painting with teaching at both George Watson’s College, Edinburgh and Loretto’s School, Musselburgh. He has been a tutor on the Seabird Drawing Course held by John Busby in North Berwick since 2004.