Derek Wicks was born in Toronto, Canada. He attended Sheridan College where he received his degree in Technical and Scientific Illustration. After graduating from college, Derek began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in architectural renderings. Derek’s freelance career was financially successful and enabled him to turn to his true passion, nature art. As years passed, Derek started to turn down architectural jobs and eventually became a full-time wildlife artist.
His inspiration comes from the world around him and the connections he makes with other artists and their willingness to share ideas and processes. Derek has won many awards and has been offered numerous prestigious commissions, including the commission from the Royal Canadian Mint to design the 70th anniversary coin for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
To learn more about Derek Wicks visit his website at: https://derekwicks.com.