D Derek is a New York illustrator, painter and print maker whose work resonates with Abstract Expressionism and Modernism. 

What distinguishes the varied work of D Derek is his distinctive palette of vibrant colors. His pieces are hand drawn or distilled from natural elements. 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. He's interested how individual pieces within patterns form communication and work collectively to create a whole. Hence, when we look deeper into the micro we understand more about humanity. 

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, galleries and museum throughout the U.S.

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

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