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first introduction to art at a very young age, through his years
working as an artist in a variety of disciplines,
Derek Harrison has become one of the most exciting young realist
Harrison is a representational painter who has excelled at both
figurative as well as landscape painting. Inspired by many
19th century artists, Harrison's work has become a culmination
of classical techniques with the ability to portray contemporary
subject matter in a timeless manner.
After his study at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art,
Derek continued his art education through workshops, seminars
and classes with accomplished artists, including Jeremy Lipking,
Sergio Sanchez and Sean Cheetham.
In 2014, Derek was featured in Southwest Art Magazine in their
highly regarded "21 under 31." Derek was a 2nd place
recipient in the 2013 Bold Brush painting competition and has
since become a judge for the 2016 contest.
In addition to works published in Southwest Art, he has had
his work published in American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur
and several collective art books including, "Calveria,"
"Eight Arms of Inspiration" and "La Luz de Jesus
25 yr Anniversary."
He is currently a member of the California Art Club, the OPA
(Oil Painters of America) and the Portrait Society of America.
His works are held in many private and corporate collections;
including the Weinstein Film Company, the collection of musician
Richie Sambora and the collection of Sue Kroll (president of
Warner Bros. worldwide marketing).
He currently works and resides in his State St. studio
in downtown Santa Barbara, California where he teaches workshops
on a monthly basis.
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