An oil, watercolour, and scratchboard artist
Bio: Derek has been drawing and painting ever since he was 4 years old. He began drawing at an early age but quickly gravitated towards canvas and the vibrancy of oil paint. Derek’s art journey has included some formal training, starting with visual arts in high school, and later, painting and drawing courses in University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Visual Arts from York University, and a Bachelors of Education from the University of Toronto.
Derek has a love/hate relationship with art, and he has struggled to find a voice with his work. He recently began working with watercolour and scratchboard, and is looking to do more than just dabble with art.
Derek is a loving husband, and father to two wonderful daughters.
Artwork Inspiration: Family and the natural world
Mediums: Oil, watercolour, and scratchboard