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Geppeto's Aquarium by right-angle Geppeto's Aquarium :iconright-angle:right-angle 403 26 another dream by illdispose another dream :iconilldispose:illdispose 768 76 wire by Anti-Pati-ya wire :iconanti-pati-ya:Anti-Pati-ya 634 27 61 by ayla-es 61 :iconayla-es:ayla-es 487 42 Lost in clouds by iLoran Lost in clouds :iconiloran:iLoran 408 45 ice by Teyvilin ice :iconteyvilin:Teyvilin 718 31 100813 by Adrienneknott 100813 :iconadrienneknott:Adrienneknott 273 43 Frostbite by DismayedSense Frostbite :icondismayedsense:DismayedSense 283 38 Float On by ifsantag Float On :iconifsantag:ifsantag 574 132 Bbz by jarrod343 Bbz :iconjarrod343:jarrod343 542 23 Autumn by superflyninja Autumn :iconsuperflyninja:superflyninja 448 36 :: valet parking :: by CoryVarcoe :: valet parking :: :iconcoryvarcoe:CoryVarcoe 496 131 BlackWhite - 16 by RanMoneta BlackWhite - 16 :iconranmoneta:RanMoneta 471 25 migration -3 by cangurgel migration -3 :iconcangurgel:cangurgel 234 26 Snowbound by Poromaa Snowbound :iconporomaa:Poromaa 385 55 Good evening by Aloony89 Good evening :iconaloony89:Aloony89 468 38

A collection of Daily Deviations that I published during my twelve month term as Gallery Director for the Abstract & Surreal Photography category.

Random Favourites

Croatia - Zadar - 6 by MR26Photo Croatia - Zadar - 6 :iconmr26photo:MR26Photo 14 0 Croatia - Zadar - 8 by MR26Photo Croatia - Zadar - 8 :iconmr26photo:MR26Photo 24 2 little forest II by indojo little forest II :iconindojo:indojo 52 11 cold shelter 09 - II by kaeltetod cold shelter 09 - II :iconkaeltetod:kaeltetod 42 11 des winters atem by kaeltetod des winters atem :iconkaeltetod:kaeltetod 7 2 Village At The Peak by Narandel Village At The Peak :iconnarandel:Narandel 563 45 i had a dream about this place. by AlmAArietis i had a dream about this place. :iconalmaarietis:AlmAArietis 109 25 her spirit is still there. by AlmAArietis her spirit is still there. :iconalmaarietis:AlmAArietis 40 11 mental.activity by AlmAArietis mental.activity :iconalmaarietis:AlmAArietis 161 45 2012-09-16 instead of a good title by wchild 2012-09-16 instead of a good title :iconwchild:wchild 32 10 alone in the white II by indojo alone in the white II :iconindojo:indojo 101 9 017. by shadddow 017. :iconshadddow:shadddow 3 0 013. by shadddow 013. :iconshadddow:shadddow 5 0 075. by shadddow 075. :iconshadddow:shadddow 51 6 122. by shadddow 122. :iconshadddow:shadddow 22 0 143. by shadddow 143. :iconshadddow:shadddow 14 2

A vast collection of artworks and resources that I have hoarded over my eight years on the site. There is a lot of under-appreciated work here, so be sure to check some out.

Journal History


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Darren Shields
Artist | Student | Photography
United Kingdom

D.R.F. Shields, working under the alias arctoa, is a Newcastle-born artist specialising in abstractions of photography and literature. Drawing from a wide range of influence and inspiration, his work revolves around the aspect of passing time; of dreams; of memory, and the disassociation of perception and reality therein.

Education & Experience:
2007-2008 - Photographic Assistant, SE Photography
Location assistance, Digital processing, Assignment work

2008-2010 - Part-time Student, Newcastle College
BTEC National Diploma in Photography, Triple Distinction grade

2012-2013 - Gallery Director,
Community Volunteer for Abstract and Surreal Photography

Group Exhibitions:
February 2009: Up/Down
One90 Building, High Holborn, London, UK

June 2010: ND Graduate Show
Newcastle College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

June 2011: Northern Aspects
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

August 2011: Fragments
St. Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, UK

November 2011: Northern Vision
Great North Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

March 2012: A Collection of Artworks
Citibase Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

November 2012: An Exhibition of Small Works
Great North Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

June 2013: Summer Exhibition
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

December 2013: Christmas Exhibition of Small Works
Great North Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

September 2014: 2014 Exhibition
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Articles & Features:
June 2007 - deviantART Daily Deviation
May 2008 - deviantART Daily Deviation
January 2009 - deviantART Daily Deviation
November 2009 - Fotoritim Magazine feature
November 2010 - deviantART Daily Deviation
August 2014 - deviantART Daily Deviation
May 2016 - deviantART Daily Deviation

Collaborations & Commissions:
March 2010: collaboration - Shipwreck/Consequence
Work produced in conjunction with Cyril Berthault-Jacquier

April 2011: commission: Psy-Chi - 'Chasing The Static'
Work used as cover-art by Psy-Chi and Remedy Records

April 2013: commission: Dorian Marko - 'Ghost In The Machine'
Work used as cover-art and video material by Dorian Marko

October 2013: collaboration: Catalept
Work invited to dlgrphy project by Farhad Bahram



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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
Happy Birthday!Teeth Cake 50x50 icon happy birthday 
feigenfrucht Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Hello dear Birthday-Darren - all the best wishes for you :-) 
xbastex Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
scheinbar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, dear Darren,
hope everything is fine with you :iconcakeplz:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:party: :party: have the most excellent of birthdays Darren :party: :party:
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