His works of art are tangible illusions. Derek uses his subjects to
illustrate an underlying story or meaning. Derek's comical and
quirky personality shines through all of his pictures. Whether it's
his graphic designs, painting or photographs there is always a
While this humble photographer might be the last to admit his
talent, he would be the first to offer his gift to the community.
Derek's art was recently featured in the African American
Children's book "Up the Learning Tree". His illustrations can
also be found in several national publications including
Society of Illustrators, Communications Art magazine,
America Magazine, and North Eastern Magazine. Derek's
work has been shown at several national galleries
including The Corcoran Museum(Scholastics Art Awards).
Most of his work is currently showing at Gallery 119,
located in Jackson, Mississippi
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
If that is true Derek Blanks body of work speaks