David Farren

was born in 1959 at an early age and in the usual way, and has always been an artist and a musician. 

A founder member of Ska'n'B band Bad Manners while still at school and subsequently spent seven years on the road with them, collecting several Silver Discs in the process!!!!!

Became a freelance illustrator and spent twenty years producing commissioned work for reproduction - book covers, record covers, posters, press ads, billboards, packaging, video covers, book illustrations and more. Was represented first by Aircraft, and then Folio Artist's Agents.

He played double bass in some fine bands and with some fine people during these years, notably The Jam Professors, The Incredibly Strange Film Band and Tina Pinder. These days - every once in a while - he's proud to be one of the Drop Dead Suits for Edna Million (And The Drop Dead Suits).

Began exploring digital art, and at the same time helped form The Rollin Stoned - the second Greatest Rock'n' Roll Band in the world, performing as Keith Retched (guitar and vocals).

 

The Artists that have influenced him - in the order that he discovered them have been:

Leonardo Da Vinci

Norman Rockwell

Frank Frazetta

J.C. Leyendecker

Drew Struzan

Hajime Sorayama

and above all:

Sebastian Krüger

Currently specialises in portrait work that combines traditional drawing technique with digital painting. 

Clients

World League of American Football, Welsh Rugby Team, Whyte and Mackay Scotch Whisky, Gerry Anderson creator of Thunderbirds, VPD Videos, Sega, Penguin Books, Pan Books, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, Random House, Kingfisher, Gollancz, Abacus, Franklin Watts, Dorling Kindersley, Century, Oxford University Press, You Magazine, Punch, Neon, Health Service Journal, Communications International, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, Reader's Digest, British Telecom, Scotts Porage Oats, Iceland, British Airways, London Transport, Philips and many private commissions.