Artist In Residence

Photo of Derek Wallace in woodland setting

Derek Wallace has been drawing for as long as he can remember.  Throughout his school years, he could be found doodling between notes in his notebook, and later into his adult life designing logos for running shirts, events, and competitions.  Derek enjoys drawing in ink, taking inspiration from the early game manual drawings and Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks, people and creatures were depicted in black and white detailed images.

In 2016, Derek took on the world in watercolor and fell in love with the medium.  He took daily challenges painting animals, landscapes, and abstracts to get the hang of the technique.  Today, Derek uses the free time and inspiration from his hiking and love of nature to illustrate the world around him, both real and imaginary.