Darrin Davis' Profile

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Thanks for dropping by the ol' Shopperoo! It's particularly good to see you.

What made me decide to open up a shop, you ask? Well you see, I've been told two things over and over again for many moons:

1) Uncle, you've got a whole lot of wasted talent, sitting there by the fire in your old Cabin in the woods.
2) Uncle, you've got the incorrigible mind of a five year-old.

As I'm sure you delicately deduced, one of those things is awful nice, one of those things is awful cantankerous. Combining these two frequent descriptions of my own little self has made me a real happy feller.

Having a large, lovely family has provided me with an abundance of Real Nice Nieces and Nephews, and they've taught me a whole heck of a lot more than I've ever been able to teach…

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  • Male
  • Born on July 7
  • Joined April 28, 2009

Favorite materials

Acrylic on Canvas, photography, natural found wood, recycled books, oil on canvas, giclee prints

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About

Thanks for dropping by the ol' Shopperoo! It's particularly good to see you.

What made me decide to open up a shop, you ask? Well you see, I've been told two things over and over again for many moons:

1) Uncle, you've got a whole lot of wasted talent, sitting there by the fire in your old Cabin in the woods.
2) Uncle, you've got the incorrigible mind of a five year-old.

As I'm sure you delicately deduced, one of those things is awful nice, one of those things is awful cantankerous. Combining these two frequent descriptions of my own little self has made me a real happy feller.

Having a large, lovely family has provided me with an abundance of Real Nice Nieces and Nephews, and they've taught me a whole heck of a lot more than I've ever been able to teach them. No doubt about it, Betsy.

After graduating from York University with a BFA (Bachelor of Fantastic Art) in painting, I worked for 4 years as a Curatorial Assistant and Children's Art Director at a Century Old Train Station that had been converted to a funky gallery and teaching space. (side-note: much to my relief, when I was married to my perfect little wifey-poo last year, I did not have to return my Bachelor’s degree.)

I decided it was time to alchemize my love of Fine-art with my love of Kids.
Along the way I've been inspired and intrigued by boat-loads of wonderful folk art and rootsy, handmade bliss.

To make things incredibly simple for my pleasant virtual shoppers, I've divided my shop into 3 sections:

*Greasy Kids Stuff (classy art for the Nursery, Classroom, Tree-house, Romper-Room, etc.)

*Somewhat Serious Art (precious pieces for those with average-to-above-average day-jobbing responsibilities throughout the week, but who like to cut-loose and whoop it up like luxurious loons on weekends. Living Room, Parental Slumber Chamber and Dandy Dining Space certified.)

*The Grande Snoot Atelier (absolutely no smiling allowed in this section. These works have been hand selected by a former Curatorial Assistant (!) <see above> for opulent drawing rooms, high-brow gallery walls, leather-couched law offices, the Great Halls of Dark Puppet Secret Societies, Elegant Executive Boardrooms and Whisper Rooms which can only be accessed by pulling a particular fake book from a particular real bookcase in an adjoining room, etc. NOTE: may be suitable for other rooms as well. This will be left to the discretion of purchaser. No guff, stop smiling...)

Thanks for popping by, and don’t be a stranger!

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