Darrell Urban Black born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. In high school, he excelled in science with an affinity for outer space. As a child he made spaceship models eventually placing his artistic visions on paper resulting in some 500 drawings. Phantasmal spaceships eventually carried him to unique wonderland of strange forms and colors. He joined the National Guard in 1982 and currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a member of the Veteran Artist Program abroad (EuroVAP) and has artwork permanently displayed in a number of art galleries, museums and other institutions in America and Germany.