DEREK

ENGLISH

art

Doodles on paper during meeting minutes and in the between times is a satisfying release, but it doesn't create a lasting piece of art. I wanted to create something with more substance, something with more permanence. 

The use of wood as the canvas gave me a natural texture that could be used in the development of my sketch. Sometimes for skin tones, or the wave of the figures hair. The markers also gave me a sense of control that I was comfortable with.

Each one of these pieces was inspired by images seen online or people that I know.  These are the first set of artworks that opened my mind to the idea that I could be an artist, and not just a guy that doodles.

Shay: 12"x12" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: 150.00

Prints: Available from 15.00

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Mom: 18"x24" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: SOLD

Mom: 18"x24" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: SOLD

Some of those doodles were the foundation of the sketches I wanted to progress. My mother is my wise counsel, my confidant, and one helluva listener. As i was unloading my woes and the heft of my issues at the moment, I realized that sometimes those that listen to us - need to be listened to. This portrait serves as a reminder that WE are all going through something, take the time to listen to those that matter most.

Free Thinker: 18"x24" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: 215.00

Prints: Available from 28.00

Golden Lady: 12"x20" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: 100.00

Prints: Available from 28.00

An interpretation of a photo of Misty Copeland, famed Soloist with the prestigious American Ballet Theater. So many have been inspired by her talent, drive, poise and determination that I wanted to try to capture some of that in this portrait.  

Misty: 18"x24" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: SOLD

Prints: Available from 28.00

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Soda Sipper 48"x48" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: SOLD

Prints: Available from 15.00

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Lyssa 24"x48" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: SOLD

Prints: Available from 22.00

Dreamer 24"x48" pencil and marker on wood. 

Original: SOLD

Prints: Available from 22.00