Derek Penix

Website
www.derekpenix.com
Medium
Oil

Derek Penix was born on December 29, 1980 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Penix grew up watching members of his family paint but didn't pursue painting himself until after high school. After trying his hand at painting and selling his first piece he knew this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Over the years Penix's work has changed greatly and continues to evolve with each painting. "I never want to be stuck painting only one way or only one subject matter. Variety is the spice of life and is especially that way for me with painting."
Penix has had the opportunity to work under Quang Ho and later with C.W. Mundy. "They have helped me as an artist immensely. I am so thankful that they have been willing to feed into my life as they have."
Penix has been recognized in many national competitions and publications. Even at a young age Penix was recognized in South West Art Magazine's “21 Under 31” artist competition in 2010 and Oklahoma Magazine's "40 Under 40" in 2014.
Penix currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he enjoys painting as a full-time artist.
Special Honors/Competitions:
Bold Brush: 2nd Place (February 2016)
Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase: First Place (2015)
American Impressionist's Society's16th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition: Honorable Mention (2015)
Boldbrush: Finalist (June 2015)
NOAPS Online International: Best of Show (Spring 2014)
BoldBrush: Finalist (February 2014)
Daily Paint Works (February 2014): 2nd Place
BAA 61th Annual Spring Show 2014: First Place
Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence: Honorable Mention (2014)
The Artist Magazine's Annual Art Competition: 2nd Place Landscape (2013)
National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society: Best Landscape (2013)
American Impressionist Society 14th Annual Juried Exhibition: 3rd Place (2013)
RayMar: Finalist (August 2013)
The Laumeister Competition: 2nd Place (2013)
Ray Mar: Finalist (June 2013)
RayMar: Finalist (April 2013)
Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: First Place (Spring 2013)
Oil Painters of America 22nd National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division: Seascape Honorable Mention (May 2013)
BAA 60th Annual Spring Show 2013: Best of Show
Bold Brush: Third Place (March 2013)
RayMar: Finalist (March 2013)
Ray Mar: Finalist (February 2013)
RayMar 6th Annual Fine Art Competition: 3rd Place (2013)
Ray Mar: Finalist (November 2012)
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition: Award of Excellence (2012)
Bold Brush: "Best of Show" (August 2012)
Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (Summer 2012)
Oil Painters of America 2012 National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division: President's Award of Excellence
Bold Brush: Finalist (May 2012)
Ray Mar: Finalist (May 2012)
Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (Spring 2012)
BAA 59th Annual Spring Show 2012: Best of Show "The Beach"
BAA 59th Annual Spring Show 2012: 3rd Place "Boats in the French Riviera"
Ray Mar: Finalist (March 2012)
Bold Brush: Judge (January 2012)
Ray Mar: Finalist (Dec. 2011)
Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (Fall 2011)
Bold Brush: "Best of Show" (October 2011)
Bold Brush: Finalist (July 2011)
Bold Brush: Finalist (June 2011)
Ray Mar: Finalist (May 2011)
Southest Art: 21 under 31 Finalist (September 2010)
Ray Mar: Finalist (April 2010)

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2013 Willow Brush Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2009 Harweldon Mansion, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2008 Harweldon Mansion, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2007 Fine Art and Soul Gallery, Valencia, California
2007 Gail Roth Gallery, San Clemente, California
2006 Zieglars, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2006 Family and Children's Services, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015 Gallery 1261 Group Exhibition
2015 Gallery 1261 Small Works
2015 Gardner Colby Group Show
2014 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum- Small Works Great Wonders
2013 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum- Small Works Great Wonders
2013 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art 3rd Annual Juried Salon Show
2013 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society's Best of America Exhibition
2013 Howard Mandville Small Works Show
2013 American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition
2013 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition
2013 California Museum of Fine Art Fall Exhibition
2013 Gallery 1261 "Group Exhibition" (July 26-Sept. 14)
2013 Gallery 1261 "New Works/New Voices" (April 19th-June 1st)
2013 Gallery 1261 "Rethinking Western" Group Show (January-February)
2012 American Impressionist Society's National Juried Exhibition
2012 Gallery 1261 Small Works Show
2012 Abend Gallery's 22nd Annual Holiday Miniatures Show
2012 Waterhouse Gallery's Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition 2012
2012 American Impressionist Society's 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition
2012 Oil Painters of America's Western Regional Juried Exhibition
2012 Oil Painters of America's 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition
2012 Abend Gallery's Artist Show
2012 Waterhouse Gallery's Small Gems Show
2011 Abend Gallery's 21st Annual Miniature Show
2011 Waterhouse Gallery's 6th Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition
2008 Guest Artist for Oklahoma Society of Impressionists

Publications:
Fine Art Connoisseur "Three to Watch" (Jan/Feb 2016)
NewsOK "Oils come alive in painting exhibit by Tulsan | News OK" (2015)
Art of the West (May/June 2015)
American Art Collector (May 2014)
Okalahoma Magazine "40 Under 40" (April 2014)
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (2014)
Fine Art Connoisseur: "Contemporary Impressionists Receive Recognition" (2013)
The Artist Magazine (December 2013)
Fine Art Connoisseur: Exploration and Expression in the Paintings by Derek Penix
Fine Art Connoisseur: "Stunning Portraits and a Steel Deer at the Bennington"
Fine Art Connoisseur: "OPA Spring Online Showcase Award Winners"
Southwest Art Magazine: Feature Article (October 2012)
Informed Collector Recommends: Issue #880 (May 21 2012)
Lines and Colors: (May 2012)
Canvoo Focal Point: (March 2012)
Fine Art Views Spotlight: (Nov 2011)
Informed Collector Recommends: Issue #698 (August 2011)
Southest Art: 21 under 31 Finalist (September 2010)
Fine Art Views: (June 2010)
Western Art Collector (2010)
Performance Magazine (January 2007)
Tulsa People Magazine (January 2007)