Our featured artist for this month is Daron Parton. Born in the port city of Aden in Yemen near the Red Sea with parents hailing from Kent and Shropshire in the UK, Daron now resides in Hamilton, New Zealand.
A professional illustrator for 20 years, Daron is very often inspired by those silly stories you come across that make you scratch your head and lift an eyebrow.
“I am a bit of an old fart now,” admits Daron, “so I tap into the filing system in the head to get an idea started. Something that I read, see or remember can switch on an idea, then I’m off collecting reference. Traveling always helps, when I can get out. I love being around creative people, they throw fuel on my metaphorical fire.”
Watch the full video for an insight into Daron’s work and techniques, and make sure to follow @daronparton on Insta to stay up to date with his latest visual treats.