Born in East Moline, Illinois, Darrell Bush enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family as a child. In 1984, after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in commercial art from Northern Illinois University, Bush moved to Minnesota and worked as a commercial illustrator for five years. "It was during this time I began pursuing a second career: my true love, wildlife art," he said. In 1987, Bush became a full time artist.
Denis Mayer Jr