Artist Derek Davis

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(1968-1973) Father's studio, drawing instruction with Orlin Helgoe, (1983) drawing studies begin, (1993) painting studies begin in watercolor, (2003) painting studies begin in oil paint.

Derek is a professional fine art painter. He who was exposed to the artistic passion by both his Father and Mother who were artists. 
His intention with each piece is to seek out the poetry of the moment and create a realistic impression, dynamically composed and expressively painted that honors the ultimate creative power of God.
With no other personal instruction in visual art since childhood, Derek he has been led through a regime of study. Beginning with the fundamentals of drawing, leading to composition, design, application, progressing to communication of meaning.
Following the process of study, goal setting, practice, and analysis, Derek pushes paint with humility and continues to evolve. 
                                " I have been led down this path by God and I paint every piece as expression of gratitude..."  

 Derek is a former president and vice-president of the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota.                                                                                                                                                                   
    Selected Painting Awards,
Best of Show, Redwing, MN. Plein Air Winter Event 2011
Honorable Mention, Redwing, MN. Plein Air 2011
Peoples' Choice Award, Redwing, MN. Plein Air 2011
Finalist, BoldBrush International Competition, Sept. 2012
Judges Award, Redwing, MN. Plein Air 2012
Honorable Mention, Cedarburg, WI. Plein Air [...]

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