Derek Penix

Derek Penix

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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 Amer

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