Darren Haper’s work is an exploration of textures, colors, and images all playing a role in the evolution of the painting. Oftentimes whimsical abstract characters are created that further the narrative or storyline. Haper’s work relates to current life, pop culture, and a longing for the unattainable. Darren Haper has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the annual publication of Midwest New American Paintings #54. Darren Haper attended and received his MFA from Miami University in Painting and currently lives and works in Dayton, Ohio.