21 Under 31 | Derek Penix

By Bonnie Gangelhoff

Derek Penix, Bowl and Roses, oil, 8 x 16.

Derek Penix, Bowl and Roses, oil, 8 x 16.

ART EDUCATION: Self-taught and workshops with Gay Faulkenberry and Quang Ho.
STYLE: Impressionism.
MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I usually paint the whole painting at once, from one corner of the painting to the other until it’s complete.
SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Investor. I use all of my brain, not just the right side.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Don’t put your value in your talent, education, or what you own, but instead value others.
CREATIVE SPARK: When I see something that catches my eye.
ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU: I think everyone knows everything about me. I’m not hiding anything.
FUTURE GOALS: To get my work in more galleries.
PRICE RANGE: $300 to $4,000.
REPRESENTATION: Royce Myers Art, Tulsa, OK; Dodson Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK; www.derekpenix.com.

Featured in our annual “21 Under 31″ issue in September 2010