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The Oil, Acrylic, and Graphite Portfolio of Darren Hurst

A painting with a tree captured in an orbEros, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas

Darren Hurst is an artist based in Fresno, California. In his practice, Darren works in traditional media including oil, acrylic, and graphite, producing figurative and abstract original works, as well as fan art of various pop culture figures.

An abstract painting with a sketched, chaotic moment at its centreTumultuous Sky, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas


There’s an intriguing amount of variation to be seen among the works in Darren’s art portfolio. The artist’s abstract gallery is packed with experimental works featuring wild colour palettes and a variety of different textures and materials. Some of these works seem inspired directly by Darren’s artistic mentor, Dano Lopez, while others reflect on classic artistic techniques and colour theory. 

A screen capture of Darren Hurst's art portfolio


Darren demonstrates an eye for detail and a talent for translating images into drawings in his fan art gallery. Drawing inspiration from a range of different properties, it’s fun to see the artist’s talent combine here with an exuberant appreciation for his subject matter.

A painting of the xenomorph from the Alien movie franchiseAlien, mixed media on illustration board

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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