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D Derek is a contemporary painter and printmaker whose work is abstract with figurative undertones.  

What distinguishes the varied work of D Derek is his gestural movements and distinctive use of hues. His art explores life’s diverse relationships through color, form and movement. It connects viewers together with senses. The effect is art that is unifying.

D Derek attended Parsons School of Design and resides both in Manhattan and on the Rhode Island shoreline. He exhibits in juried shows and was awarded 1st place for Abstract Art at the New York City Washington Square Art Exhibit. His artwork is in many private residences, corporate locations, galleries and museum throughout the U.S. and Europe.

He was selected in the International Contemporary Artist Book, Volume XI, I.C.A. Publishing and is featured in Vellum Magazine, Issue 17 as an emerging New York City artist.