From kindergarten through high school, Darren’s teachers must have simply thought of him as a serious student, based on what, to them, must have appeared as constant note-taking. In truth, Darren spent most of his class time doodling in the margins and drawing in the pages of his notebooks.
After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1996, he began a career as a freelance illustrator. This rigorous endeavor became his real education as the artist created award-winning artwork for publishers, corporations, and private collectors, all within the constraints of strict deadlines.
Over the ensuing years, Gygi developed and expanded his fine art offerings to include a wide scope of subjects, styles, and markets, ranging from commissioned, high-end, traditional portraiture to fine art figurative gallery artwork to the highest quality home decor artwork line.