Alan Derrick's Profile
I was born in Chattanooga, TN in 1956 and raised in Huntsville, AL. My wife, Nina and I were married in 1988. We’ve lived outside Gurley, AL in a wooded mountain cove since 1990. I originally puttered around in my parent’s garage as a teen making things out of metal, especially steel. It wet my appetite and gave me a basic understanding of the material's properties. Through my education and work experience during the years which followed, I picked up a strong foundation of skills involving interior home design & furnishings, architectural design, construction, and wood working. Beginning in 2001, I turned my focus back to metal, this time in MY garage. I read all that I could find, attended classes, and experimented a lot. By 2004 I had built the studio I now work in. I finally left my day job and became a full time artist/sculptor in 2007.
I now dedicate my time and energy to producing fine…
- Born on September 12
- Joined September 8, 2010