Darren Wallace

Grumpy Darren



Darren Wallace – Fine Artist. Primarily portraits of people and pets. Also does landscape and cityscapes. Often they will will have people in them. Started as a professional artist early 2020. Mostly commissioned based work and venturing into some commercial artwork. In 2021 has started selling reprints and other products of previous artwork. 

Grumpy Darren – Fun Artist. Cartoons, Caricatures, illustration, sci-fi art. Also tutors kids and beginner artists in the art basics. Grumpy Darren was a radio broadcaster of 33 years. Now he is finally doing his teenage dream job…art. His mission is to pass on his art skills to as many of Manawatu’s budding artists as possible. He says his full title is now “The Artist Formerly Known as Grumpy Darren”.


Fabercastel Polychromos Colour Pencil, Pan Pastels on Pastelmat, Graphite Pencil, Charcoal, Acrylic on Canvas