The painting arrived, and there is that moment where you think, hope, you like it as much in person as in a picture. As I opened it and a few deep breaths..... It is even more beautiful in person! I am very honoured to have this piece and be able to see it every day.
[Derek's work] is the focal point of our apartment and makes it look so high-end. It's the best piece of art that my husband and I have ever purchased, and we just love it.
This piece is absolutely wonderful. The gesture and expression of the piece captures such genuine humanity. The use of positive and negative space is complex and well-crafted, and the light plays off of it so well. It's a marvelous addition to my collection, and it is equally at home alongside my contemporary pieces as well as my antique oils. It was the subject of much conversation amongst my guests last night!
I cannot say enough about this artist. Beautiful, strange, intriguing work. I want to own it all.
Despite all the hassles of dealing with an international buyer, Derek had a lot of patience and answered all my queries quickly and amiably. A great piece of work and am very much looking forward to living with this and having it hang on my wall for a very long time...
Derek is a confident and expressive artist. The drawing I purchased poetically reveals his understanding of anatomy while still being loose and dynamic.
Simplicity at its most powerful and compelling, both subtle and bold, exuding immediacy, confidence and control; this is fully realized and masterful work using professional quality materials, it establishes a commanding presence filled with potent mystery and force.
So gorgeous! We framed it and put it in the foyer of a house we designed in Fort Lauderdale Florida for an NBA player! I couldn't be happier with it. Amazing work!
Beautiful, beautiful drawings! I like everything about them: the powerful, confident strokes, their balance, their movement. I put them in a simple walnut frame and they look great: they are at the same time modern and classic, strong and delicate. I love them. Thank you Derek, I'll be back soon.
I love the drawing and it is just what I expected. It arrived in great condition and is an excellent addition to my gallery wall.
Beautiful!! Cannot wait to purchase more of this artist's work.... incredibly talented and gracious artist.. concerned that I hadn't seen any of the artist's work, but am incredibly happy I took the leap! Beautiful!!
Photos really don't do this piece any justice. All the little paint splatters that are only perceivable at face distance - I'm so in love with that. There's an old feeling to the work that isn't easily found in modern art and wow, how refreshing. There will definitely be future purchases. Also, shipping was lightning fast and everything was extremely well packaged. Thank you, I'm so excited to get this set up!
LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It looks even more fantastic in person! Super fast shipping too. I'll be back for sure! Thank you, Derek!
WOW! I've already received my piece and it's only been 2 business days! The work is stunning. I will definitely do business with again in the future.
These pieces exceeded my expectations!!! I have always been a big fan of figure drawings and these are exceptional!! Fast Delivery- I highly recommend that you buy his work!!!!
So happy with my purchase. Arrived in Australia very quickly, and in perfect condition. Couldn't have asked for more !