Darren Cleary is an artist who works across various media to create textile landscapes. He uses drawing as a strong basis for his work. He travels worldwide always with his sketchbook doing drawing ranging from 10 minute sketches to 3 day drawings.
“The vastness of landscapes has always interested me, no matter how big the paper is you can never capture the whole visual experience. On the other hand I ran through the landscape from one side to the other and returned in eighty minutes”.
Darren Cleary studied embroidered textiles at the Loughborough College of Art and Design, lecturing in embroidery at Nottingham Trent University and currently works in the textile industry as a creative consultant.