Darren's Bio

Darren Tautari was born in 1976 growing up around coastal Dunedin/Otago.

Spending countless hours surfing and swimming around the many beaches of Otago it wasn't till later in his life that Darren decided to blend his two greatest passions in life, the ocean and painting.

Being a self-taught artist he spent many hours honing his skills mainly focusing on water and waves and after his first solo exhibition in 2008 was a sell-out, Tautari hasn't looked back since.

These days Darren continues to work from his studio in South Canterbury, predominantly working in oils, influenced by the layering techniques of the masters.

In his short career Tautari has achieved a number of sell-out shows around New Zealand, and continues to commission works nationally and internationally including Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom to name a few.

2012 was a breakout year for Darren. His painting "Still Waters" {pictured below} was awarded second place in the prestigious bi-annual Hope and Son's art awards.

Darren's Awards

2012 was a breakout year for Darren. His painting "Still Waters" {pictured below} was awarded second place in the prestigious bi-annual Hope and Son's art awards.

Selected Artist:


2016 - Edinborough Premier Art Awards
2016 - Hope & Sons Art Awards
2014 - NZ Art Show, Wellington
2014 - Art Expo Nelson
2013 - Edinburgh Premier Art Awards
2013 - Art Expo Nelson
2012 - Hope and Sons Art Awards
2011 - Edinburgh Premier Art Awards
2010 - Hope & Sons Art Awards

Darren's Works For Sale

Limited edition 'Wild Kaikoura' prints on sale now!

Limited edition 'Wild Kaikoura' prints on sale now!

Very limited supply

Image size 57cm x 57cm

Archival acid free watercolour paper

$160 NZD free delivery within NZ

Unframed

Email now to secure your order - darrentautari@gmail.com

'KOROUA HAS LOST HIS MARBLES'

105x105cm
Oil

'IN A SPIN'

100x100cm
Oil

'TE MOTU ARAI ROA'

110x160cm
Oil

'TOWARDS PARADISE'

105x105cm
Oil

'RED ROCKS'

90x90cm
Oil

'WILD KAIKOURA'

100x100cm
Oil

Darren's Past Surreal Work

Darren's Realist Past Work

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