Darrell Hawkins is a Medway born and bred artist and musician. He specialises in bold, bright and contemporary paintings fusing abstract and figurative elements, with much of his work being a celebratory ode to Medway.

His pride in the Medway towns is a current which runs through all his work, so he is honoured to be creating this artwork for Strood as part of the Welcome art project.

His aim is to create an engaging, colourful and above all meaningful piece of artwork for residents in, and visitors to, Strood.

The work will reflect his passion for the area and will aim to inspire pride in locals by capturing and marking this exciting period of growth and development that we see taking place throughout the Medway towns.


You can see the artwork in Strood town centre near Strood Post Office.

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Photograph of Darrell Hawkins by Matthew Pull.

Photograph of Darrell Hawkins by Matthew Pull.

Art installation by Darrell Hawkins in Strood High Street. Colourful mural with people walking and 'Strood' written on it.

Photograph of the Mayor of Medway Councillor Jan Aldous and artist Darrell Hawkins standing beside his art installation in Strood town centre. Photograph credit to Laura Fisher Photography.

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