Darney began a serious interest in painting in the summer of 1967. He has been able to do some painting, and a lot of thinking about visual art concerns both formally and philosophically, and a lot of teaching visual art concerns ever since. Darney earned a Master of Fine Arts, in Painting, from the Univ. of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ar., USA, in 1983; a Master of Arts, in Digital Media from the Univ. of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ar.,USA, in 1998. He is teaching in the Art Department of NW Arkansas Community College where he started teaching in 1990. Darney lives in NW Arkansas with his wife and two of their seven children in a beautiful house, Castle Gate, that he built with the help of his older son and one of his daughters and has been a major studio project for the last 6 years. He is also building a large painting studio which is still waiting to be finished. Darney is also a five-fold ministry prophet in a local ecclesia.