Drew Darcy, British painter, was born in Shrewsbury in 1976. I am the eldest of twin boys. Being the son of a doctor and a nurse, I always felt in safe hands right from the start. My artistic flare may well have been passed down from my mother's side. She was one of a family of ten children. Music and art was a central part of growing up in Dublin. My grandfather was from five generations of tailors and trained in Saville Row to become a bespoke tailor. He had three shops in Ireland, one of which was in historical Kilmainham, Dublin. On my father's side, my grandfather was an industrial designer and skilled draughtsman. Thus the fabric of the artist was woven!
I can remember drawing from an early age, and was first introduced to oil painting at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire. I revelled in the fact that I could make my indelible mark on my own canvas, just like the great painters before me. Hundreds of hours were spent in the 'Art Room', where I learnt many of the techniques I use today. I was given a great freedom in my art classes and achieved grade A's in GCSE and A-level Art and Design. Moving to Birmingham, I successfully completed a BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design at Bourneville Art College.
Artist/Singer/Songwriter Drew Darcy has forged a successful career as a Contemporary Figurative Artist, published by the UK's leading publishing company, Washington Green Fine Art. He combines his artistic talents with his music, as an international singer / songwriter, Drew is working with music producers from around the world. Not content with just filling up your living room wall space with his unique artwork, he is now attacking your music collection, getting into your stereo and meeting you on the dance floor. Using his knowledge of song writing, along with Drew's distinctive vocal style, he is now working on a new sound with award winning producers Christophe Chantzis and Erik Vanspauwen.