Date of Birth: 1945
The highly respected tutor at Rotherham College of Arts & Technology (RCAT). Derek grew up in Conisbrough and studied at the Kingston upon Thames College of Art. His working life has been in further education, mostly at RCAT where he worked for 38 years eventually becoming head of division of art & design before retirement in 2005. Still teaching part time, Derek now has more time to spend on his art. He has been involved with freelance illustration work, figurative and non-figurative painting and drawing, 'constructivist' 3D work, portraiture, collages, drama and solo performance. He is also part of the Alluvium Group of artists.