Darcy Nicholson is originally from the Bay Area and came back after spending five years in Chicago where they studied the visual arts, working towards a BFA degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They interned at the Field Museum of Chicago in the Entomology Department and a lot of their work is influenced by the lives of insects, along with celebrating nature and bringing to attention climate change awareness. Formerly a farm manager for Sanzuma Farms in San Rafael, which is dedicated to bringing farm-fresh food for low-income households in Marin, Darcy now works with Bay Bridge Solidarity cooking meals for homeless communities in the West Oakland area.
They work in jewelry making, scientific illustration rendered in watercolors, bike mechanics, permaculture farming, metalworking, stop motion animation among many other random things. Darcy was born in Marin County and grew up hanging out in Fairfax, California where multiple murals still exist that they completed during high school and college.