Derse Art Gallery has been producing high quality art online since 2006. We are located in Fort Collins Colorado. At Derse Art Gallery we pride ourselves with producing the highest quality prints for the purpose of bringing beauty and joy into people's lives and homes for years to come, at the same time we still carry a number of originals you can ask about.
Joey has been creating paintings since 1994. He began using acrylics, but later started his formal training in oils at Berea College, in Kentucky, which he graduated from in 2000. He has since had many art shows in art galleries in Lexington, Cincinnati, Davenport, Rock Island, and Portland, OR, as well as other cities. He focuses his art on detail and color, and enjoys creating from what he finds in nature adding his own sense of detail and expressionism into the impressionistic pieces he creates.
You can contact us at Jderse@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the artistic creations.
Joey Derse’s Biography and Artist Statement
I grew up in Appalachia Tennessee in a family of artists, surrounded by the beauty the Big South Fork National Park had to offer. From as early as I can remember, I have been creating. I attained my BA in art at Berea College.
With my art, I send windows into the viewers’ souls to focus in new ways; to expand their world view and motivate new thought.
With art, I aim to please. I aim to show all that it is winnable; whether it is world peace, world patience, or world happiness. By creating together, we learn that patience, humbleness, and a willingness to cooperate can become a reality. All of this becomes the resolution that will bring us peace. We all want to be led to resolution, adapting to the challenges the future world presents us. This is why I paint these ‘dreams of the future’, to surround people with beauty, wear away the ugliness, and give people hope.
My art has been featured in many juried art gallery shows in several states. My work was has been on ESPN Sports Center and WBKO News. I have written and published six books, two of which are art books, titled: Aspiring to Paint Like Van Gogh, and How to Paint Like Van Gogh. I have been published in magazines, newspapers, and The Business of Art.