Ashley Darran

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Ashley Darran is a London / Essex based, mixed media portrait artist. With a degree in Product and Furniture Design and a background in making bespoke chandeliers, he creates incredibly detailed and intricate portraits of famous faces using nothing but nails, thread and wood.
His main aims are to explore the limitations of the materials he’s used to working with and creating work that’s still a bit raw and different to anything that has been seen before. Up close you can see the layers and the thought behind each strand of thread, and from a distance you get to appreciate the overall effect

  • Justin Bieber
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Beyonce
  • David Bowie
  • Marilyn
  • The Queen