derekcollins

Landscape Paintings and Prints

Indiana, United States · 285 Sales

derekcollins

Landscape Paintings and Prints

Indiana, United States 285 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Watercolor and Acrylic Landscape Paintings, originals and prints painted with bold colors and filled with light Modern Art, Contemporary by Artist Derek Collins

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

Watercolor and Acrylic Landscape Paintings, originals and prints painted with bold colors and filled with light Modern Art, Contemporary by Artist Derek Collins

Derek Collins

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Linnea Lynnart

Linnea Lynnart on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So lovely, it is tricky to order art online, but turned out even better than my expectation! We have found a home for it in our house and we will be passing this beauty on to kids/grandkids. But let's not rush things, ha! Have a good day and hope we can cross paths at another art show!

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Artist Derek Collins The Who's and the Why's

Hi,
I have been a Professional Artist for 30 years, my sole income is from art. I have exhibited in many of the top ranked juried art shows from Texas to the East Coast. See a partial show list at the bottom! Some of these shows receive from 800 to 2000 applications from artist across the nation, with only 250 being chosen to exhibit. The competition is fierce, I have been fortunate enough to have been chosen to exhibit in this caliber of show nearly 300 times. I'm getting older all the time and so is the continual traveling. So, I have turned my attention to the internet. Hopefully this will allow me to paint more and will lower my expenses allowing me to offer you Gallery quality paintings at affordable prices. I am Gallery represented. I have won many awards for both abstracts and landscapes. One of my paintings is in the National Museum of Sports Art. I give demonstrations in Schools and Churches. I have sold over 1000 paintings on Ebay with 100% positive feedback. Please! Ask any questions you may have. Thanks for stopping, I appreciate your consideration.
Derek
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Why I paint and where I live:
Painting took me quite by accident. At the age of 26, I had a serious back injury, which left me literally laying on the floor, flat on my back for 7 weeks. As I lay there watching TV, I happened upon PBS. I saw Bob Ross doing painting demonstrations. He is the fuzzy headed guy painting happy little tree, oil paintings. I had an epiphany watching him paint a scene of a waterfall. I got a set of paints and 6 months later I started selling paintings. I have never looked back. I live in Memphis, Indiana which is 12 mile from Louisville Kentucky, with my wife and 2 sons. We live in a restored 1924 farmhouse and I have a working studio/gallery that I built in a barn behind our home.

Technique:

A common thread you will always see in my paintings is the Light. Look for the Light, what direction is it coming from? Look for the shadows. Look for the sparkling Highlights. I paint very freely with a very minimal plan, usually with no drawing or sketching. I draw with the paint. Often in the middle of a painting, I will see something happening, and I have learned over the years to always go with the feeling. When this happens, an abstract may turn into a landscape or visa versa. I don't plan color schemes, they happen instinctively, When I put a red on the canvas, that red will tell me the shade green that I should put beside it, almost without thought. It took me many years to get to this level of freedom. When I first started painting decades ago, my paintings were very tight and I used very small brushes. I would draw everything out first, in great detail . With each passing year painting becomes more like play. I guess it's true! When you get old you become like a child again. Anyway, thanks for stopping, I hope you enjoy my paintings.

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Last updated on April 12, 2016
Hi, Welcome to my world of art. I have been a Professional Artist for nearly 20 years, my sole income is from art. I have exhibited in many of the top ranked juried art shows throughout the nation. From Houston to Virginia Beach and from Atlanta to Ann Arbor,Michigan. I'm getting older all the time and so is the continual traveling. So,I have turned my attention to the internet. Hopefully this will allow me to paint more and will lower my expenses allowing me to offer you Gallery quality paintings at affordable prices. I am Gallery represented, I have won many awards,one of my paintings is in the National Museum of Sports Art. I give demonstrations in Schools and Churches. I am constantly experimenting, and work very freely, usually with no drawing at all. If you watch my work for a while, you will see change, that is after all what makes art fun. Please ask any questions you may have. Thanks for stopping, I appreciate your consideration. Derek

Selected Shows, Participated In: These are all top 100 as ranked shows in the Nation
I do about 20 shows a years, not always the same shows.
Cottonwood Art Fair: Dallas, TX

Bayou CityArt Fair: Houston,TX

Manayunk Art Fair: Philadelphia, PA

Dogwood Art Fair: Atlanta,GA

Ann Arbor Art Fair: Ann Arbor,MI

Virginia Beach Art Fair: VA Beach, VA

Uptown Art Fair: Minneapolis, MN

St James Art Fair: Louisville, KY

Lamieier Art Fair: St. Louis, MO

The Magnificant Mile: Chicago, IL

Cottonwood art Festival, Dallas, TX

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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TAXES CHARGED IN THESE STATES: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinios, Michigan. I have taxes numbers in multiple states because I do shows there.
Shipping
I am moving toward having free shipping on all of my listing, the exception being International orders.
Paper is shipped rolled, via USPS First class mall, all order will receive a tracking number when the painting ships.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURN FOR ANY REASON: Within 14 days, Please notify before you return. I will try to rectify any problem to see if we can come to a solution so that it isn't necessary for you to return it. . 100% money back or a credit for merchandise
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Foreign buyers: you are responsible for any customs tax. I can not mark it as a gift.