Just a few years after the accident Darren started selling his first paintings within his diverse group of friends. In 1991 he publicly showed his artwork for the first time. About a year later, with two partners, he had the opportunity to buy out an existing art gallery in Coronado, California, the “Avenue Gallery.” It was a bittersweet experience with about half a dozen successful shows, but a business disaster in the end.
Between the years of 1991 through May of 1995 Darren had several solo exhibitions, from Coronado to Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Eventually he moved to Maui and continued to show in galleries and sell to private collectors and friends.
In 2010 Darren moved back to California where he is still making and selling artwork.