Making Descansos

An Artist – 1963





Two sketches taken from a sketch book that Darryl worked on in 1963 when he was fifteen.

His eye for detail, his meticulous precision was a characteristic that marked all his work.

Darryl should have worked as an artisan for a living. He could have been a master builder, artist or graphic designer. Instead he became an industrial chemist and worked in university environments.


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Wow, Darryl’s talent leaves me awestruck! Fifteen you say, did he continue drawing? Did his life’s work have anything to do with art? WOW!!

Comment by melodysadams

Heather these are wonderful!! And he was only 15???!!! Goodness what a team you guys were! Superb!

Comment by Edith O Nuallain

These are amazing! For any age, but especially for a 15 year old.

Comment by Robin

Amazing! Totally! Darryl’s artistry lives on in Carnforth and in his family.

Comment by Lori

he was truly a very skilled artist

Comment by Traveller

Absolutely amazing! What a fellow he was. You have lost a husband, a partner, and a friend all rolled into one. The world has lost a gem. I can visualize him now, sitting comfortably in some green pasture with a sketch book in hand. You two were/are soul mates in the true sense of the word.

Comment by Vi

these are remarkable sketches and even more so considering the age he was when he completed these sketches. how marvelous that you have kept them and now post them here.

Comment by aletta

wow…. the raw masculine power in the lion sketch. 15 you say??? i wonder what inspired such energy?
xo samm

Comment by Samm

Brilliant sketches. Good to see them online in an artistic setting.

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