Darrell Peart was born in Wenatchee Washington (1950) and currently resides in Seattle Washington with his wife Terry. He has three children and five grandchildren.
Darrell started his career making and selling small wooden items at Seattle's Pike Place Market. To broaden his experience, he then worked for many years in various high-end custom shops throughout the Puget Sound area gaining an extensive background in both commercial and custom furniture making.
In 1989 he discovered the American Arts & Crafts Movement and in succession was captivated by the works of Charles and Henry Greene.
Although Greene & Greene is Darrell's primary inspiration, James Krenov, Thomas Chippendale, and Gothic furniture have also influenced him in one way or another.
He has written for Home Furniture, Today's Woodworker, Fine Woodworking, Woodwork and Popular Woodworking magazines. His first book, "Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop" was published in April 2006 by Linden Press. His work has appeared in various galleries; has been featured in both local and national newspapers, magazines, and books; and in private collections throughout the U.S.