D Derek is a New York painter, printmaker and illustrator 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 in New York City. He exhibits in juried shows and was awarded 1st Place for Abstract Art at the New York City Washington Square Art Exhibit 2015. His artwork is in many private residences, corporate, galleries and museum throughout the U.S.

He was selected in the 2016 Edition of the International Contemporary Artist Book, Volume XI, I.C.A. Publishing, New York. 

D Derek is featured in Vellum Magazine, Issue No. 17, Winter 2016, which highlights emerging artists in New York City.