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Darrell Chocolate is from the Tlicho community of Gameti, Northwest Territories which is situated north of Great Slave Lake and is a self-taught artist.
Growing up in an isolated community like Gameti, Darrell admired most of his peers drawing animals and northern landscape which motived him at an early age of six years old and continued to draw and improve with his sketches throughout his young life. In time Darrell learned how to paint by watching Bob Ross on television and in high school he got his first commissioned painting from 2 of his teachers and one of them got him interviewed for News/North newspaper in June of 2003 for the oil painting he produced.
In 2009 he started practicing with acrylic medium and began doing portraits for co-workers, friends and family alike and was commissioned by the Tlicho Community Government of Behchoko to do a personal portrait for the late elder Edward Weyellon of Behchoko. Darrell currently resides in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and works for Dominion Diamond Corporation as a Production Technician at Ekati Diamond Mine and is open to doing commissioned paintings.