Featured Artist: Derek Gollaher!

Derek Gollaher painting

White Sand Beach by Derek Gollaher   24×30″   Oil on Canvas

This painting grabbed me right away. I am drawn to paintings that have a dark, dark, if you know what I mean. Not just close to dark, but really dark, look how the deep shade of the water makes the sand that much more stunning! I love how the light is hitting this painting. Really nice… those shadows in the sand… sweet!

Interior painting by Derek Gollaher

Sister by Derek Gollaher   22×28″   Oil on Canvas

This style seems a bit different, and I like it just as much. He captured this woman so perfectly. I have a thing for interiors, and not everyone can pull them off, but Derek did a great job capturing the essence of this scene!

Read a bit about Derek, and be sure to check out his Facebook Page (“Derek Gollaher”)!

Derek Gollaher is a contemporary realist painter. He was born in Fresno, California in 1982. Knowing at a very young age that he wanted to be an artist. He worked with many mediums in the pursuit to find his calling as a fine artist.
Now primarily working with oil on canvas, he finds the most enjoyment in painting figurative & portrait works. He currently lives in Farmington, Missouri where he is drawn in by the areas rich history & endless subject matters.
His perspective allows him to capture the slightest gestures & emotions of the human figure. Being entirely self taught in oil painting, he goes to early nineteenth century painters for insight & inspiration.
About his work Derek has said ”In my paintings I simply try to represent the omitted beauty that is right in front of us.”

All images via Derek Gollaher, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Catch you back here tomorrow!


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