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D Derek is a painter and printmaker whose work is abstract with figurative references. His work holds an enduring connection to the personal realities within us all. Each exploration of his subtle brushstrokes asks the viewer to find the edges inside both the frame and themselves. The artwork juxtaposes his internal psychological and spiritual landscapes with the physical setting of New York City that still feels universal.

He attended Parsons School of Design, American Conservatory Theatre for dramatic arts and Providence College. He 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 in the U.S. and Europe.

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