Have you ever wondered where paint by numbers art comes from? Many paint by numbers companies license art from the original artists and pay them royalties. There are artists who license their original artwork for paint by numbers, calendars, puzzles, cross stitching, and a variety of crafts. Today we are going to hear from a very popular artist in many of these genres.
Darrell Bush paints a variety of subjects ranging from wildlife, to landscapes, seascapes, nostalgia, and even an occasional still life. One element echoing through all of his art is the luminescent presence of light. Light, whether man-made or natural, creates a mood and helps convey the story.
While earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University, Darrell was juried into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators annual student competition. He then put his education to work in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he worked as an Illustrator for 5 years. He considered this position to be further training while working with seasoned illustrators with years of experience. "It was during this time I began pursuing a second career as a fine artist."