Derek is an author and magazine writer, He is both a pencil and watercolour artist and also a wood sculptor,

When not working in his studio Derek spends most of his time researching material or traveling for one of his two regular series of articles for Artists’ Pallet magazines.
Those segments are ‘A Teachers Pet’ which is featured in the Artists Back to Basics segment and ‘My Space’ articles for the Creative Artist Magazine.
Together with his membership of the Watercolour Society of W.A and other local clubs Derek is also an exhibition member of the Marine Artists of Australia, the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and  Black & White Illustrators International.
Today much of his work reflects a maritime theme, especially life along the Thames river and the old Thames barges.
This year Derek will be visiting ten of his favourite W.A country towns and producing an illustrated studio book working in pencil and fine pen.

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Awards:  Shirley Lutze Memorial award twice out of the past three years.

Publications:  Feature writer for Artists Palette & Back to Basics Magazines

Recent Sales:  Monet Gallery, Houghton Winery, Beverly Station Art Gallery, York Art & Craft Exhibition.

Studio:   My home studio is open each year for Australian Heritage Week and other times by appointment.

Experienced Art judge.

Specialising in drawing, painting Australian Heritage Buildings and Landscapes.

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