Darwin Stead grew-up in Washington State not far from Seattle, he spent the entirety of his rural childhood riding bikes, building treehouses, playing baseball and drawing. After high school, Darwin attended community college followed by the University of Washington studying both commercial and fine art. After college Darwin had a difficult decision to make... fine art or commercial art, earn a regular paycheck or live the life of a starving artist? He moved to Seattle and chose commercial art. He worked for thirty years in the commercial art field.
After decades of juggling life and all of its distractions and responsibilities, Darwin decided to pursue his true passion, painting, and now wants to share that obsession. He started seriously painting in the summer of 2018 at the young age of sixty-seven.