Daryl Thetford Meet

Daryl Thetford

Chattanooga, TN

About Daryl Thetford

Chattanooga, TN

Daryl's work has been described as graphic, modern, pop, and contemporary. His images range from culturally familiar individual pieces (bikes, cowboys, guitars, cityscapes) to more esoteric series' based on man's inner struggle with modern society or the human sense of isolation in the noise of the modern world. Thetford then creates a mixed-media piece using this printed image to create one of a kind paintings using torn and weathered handmade paper, various artist mediums and acrylic paint.

Daryl currently lives with his wife, writer and artist Dana Shavin in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They enjoy travel, great food, great art, and the company of good friends.


Daryl Thetford’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including the Ormond Museum of Art in Ormond Beach, Florida; the Art Museum of the University of Memphis; and the Knoxville Museum of Art; the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana; the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles; the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga; the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama; the Coffman Gallery at the University of Minnesota; and the Museum of Anthropology of the University of California-Cico.

Thetford has been commissioned by numerous public agencies and corporations, including the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Department; the City of Loveland, Colorado; Des Moines Area Community College of Iowa; Sony Records in Nashville; Arrow Electronics and Dorsey and Whitney in Denver; the Mullins Group in Madison, Wisconsin; the Menard Financial Group in Houston; and the Utah Orthopedic Spine & Injury Center in Salt Lake City; Scripps Networks in Knoxville, Tennessee and Ryan Companies in Tampa, Florida.

In addition, his work is in public and corporate collections, including those of the Mayor’s Office, City of Hoover, Alabama; Penn College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; the Texas Office of Tourism in Austin; Ryan Companies in Tampa, Florida; Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Sioux City, South Dakota, The Mullins Group in Madison, Wisconsin; KP Development in St Louis, Missouri,; Land Development Strategies in Kansas City, Missouri and Tanglewood Property Group, in Houston, Texas.

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Selected Exhibitions

  • The Arts Company
    Nashville, Tennessee, 2018
  • Ormond Museum of Art
    Ormond Beach, Florida, 2017
  • The Lubeznik Center for The Arts
    Michigan City, Indiana, 2016
  • The Gallery at Penn College
    Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 2015
  • Coffman Art Gallery
    University of Minnesota, 2014

Press and Accolades

  • Colorado Home and Lifestyle Magazine
    January, 2021
  • St Petersburg Life Magazine
    March, 2020
  • Nashville Interiors Magazine
    Summer, 2018
  • Mountain Living Magazine
    July, 2018
  • Western Home Journal
    June, 2018
  • Colorado Construction and Design Magazine
    July, 2016


  • Murray State Universtiy, M.S.
    Murray, Kentucky,1989 
  • Union University, B.S.
    Jackson, Tennessee,1983 

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