Darryl W. Funk is a Canadian artist working out of Abbotsford, BC. He studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta and the Center for Arts and Technology, Okanagan in Kelowna, BC. Darryl has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in printmaking.
Children’s illustration is the main reason Darryl pursued a career in art. He has been on staff with the Canadian publication, “Zamoof!” children’s magazine since its inception in 2006. He has also illustrated a children’s book and the Jasper National Parks Children’s Xplorer’s Guide.
As a landscape painter, Darryl draws inspiration from the art of the 1930s and 40s. Specifically that of Canadian painters, Lawren Harris and Emily Carr. The focus of his work has been the rugged landscape that surrounds him. Recently, Darryl has been strongly influenced by the work of Futurist painter, Tullio Crali. As he continues to paint, Darryl plans to move deeper into the abstract, exploring colour, form and movement.
As a Royal Talens Art Ambassador, Darryl loves to use Cobra Water-Mixable Oil Paints.