Derek Van Derven


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The Blue-green Forest Poster

The Blue-green Forest Poster By Derek Van Derven


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8.00" x 6.25"


10.00" x 8.25"



The Blue-green Forest by Derek Van Derven - 8.00" x 6.25"



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The Blue-green Forest by Derek Van Derven

This was the first realistic painting I had ever done as a painter. I did it at the age of 17 and it took me approximately a month to do, and I have to say, finishing it was HARD work. But this painting is one I will never sell. It is important in my family, and is representative of a lot of things that happened to me in my life and the formation of my personality. At different stages of my life, the man hugging the tree, the tree signifies different things. It used to signify hiding, then a woman, then God. At each stage of my life, the symbol of the tree changes, and the meaning of me behind it changes. This work of art truly changes with time, and its meaning changes as I grow older, yet it does not age like I do.

About the Artist - Derek Van Derven

Derek Van Derven

Derek Van Derven graduated with a BFA degree from Rutgers University, and has been interested in the painting techniques of the "Old Masters" such as Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and newer masters such as John Singer Sargent since he was a young teen. Later in the techniques of Odd Nerdrum. In 2012 the themes are of doubt and of belief, Atheistic and Christian views conflicting in life. All paintings are symbolic of subconscious ideas or thoughts that we share such as the need for a mother, and relationships, and thought about life in general as I go through it. . All figurative paintings are done in oils, landscapes in acrylics. When you get to the enlarged view of the image, move your mouse over the picture to reveal a green...

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