***News!*** My Exhibition of New Paintings is now open at The Donald Watson Gallery, Waterston House, Aberlady and runs until 10th January 2018. As part of the event I will also be running Watercolour workshops and holding a Talk and Demonstration evening, please visit www.the-soc.org.uk for full details.


NEW! Five A2 Limited Edition Giclee prints are now available in the shop. Three celebrate the Bee-eaters of Nottinghamshire, that performed wonderfully well in a quarry during summer 2017, and two are of a fabulous male Woodchat Shrike that arrived here, the 1st time I have ever seen this spectacular species here in the UK.

Click on the images below to view them.


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 narratives, encompassing energy, life, spontaneity and movement, welcoming the textures and atmosphere that working outside gives and using the natural white of the paper. Here on the website you will find original Watercolour Paintings, Limited Edition Giclee Prints and his books.

'…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.


Darren appeared live on BBC2's Springwatch Unsprung programme on Monday 12th June 2017 from 6.30pm to 7pm.

Will be exhibiting at the British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water Stand 18 Art Marquee, 17th - 19th August 2018.