My main gallery site is at http://www.derekmccrea.50megs.com
Derek McCrea has been a prolific artist since 1982. He started painting under the instruction of Jimmy Peterson and his own mother in the early to mid 80s. He continued self study en plein air internationally in Italy, Germany, Belgium and across the USA. Derek paints in a whimsical impressionistic style, and completes around 20 commissions per year. His art can be found in galleries throughout the Southeastern United States, in private collections worldwide, and in many publications.
"Art adds a balance to my life. I am compelled by nature to emulate it's beauty through creation. When I am at my easel nothing else matters except the moment when I escape into the painting. When a work is going well I am filled with a sense of peace and I naturally apply with brush strokes to a magnificent completion."
Beach and Lighthouse Art
Boats and Nautical Art
Wildlife and Animals Art