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Derek Mccrea - Fine Artist

Derek Mccrea

Columbus, GA - United States

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Biography of Derek McCrea Derek's main gallery website is at http://www.derekmccrea.50megs.com Derek McCrea has been a prolific artist since 1982.   He started painting under the instruction of Jimmy Peterson and his own mother in the early to mid 80s.   He continued self study en plein air internationally wherever he was stationed as a Infantry Soldier from 1987-2010 in Italy, Germany, Belgium and across the USA.   Since 2010 he has served as an advisor to the military but continues to paint when he has time.   Derek paints in a whimsical impressionistic style in plein air...more
Biography of Derek McCrea

Derek's main gallery website is at http://www.derekmccrea.50megs.com


Derek McCrea has been a prolific artist since 1982. He started painting under the instruction of Jimmy Peterson and his own mother in the early to mid 80s. He continued self study en plein air internationally wherever he was stationed as a Infantry Soldier from 1987-2010 in Italy, Germany, Belgium and across the USA. Since 2010 he has served as an advisor to the military but continues to paint when he has time. Derek paints in a whimsical impressionistic style in plein air settings. He was born in Albany, Georgia on February 19, 1969 and presently resides with his wife Sheila, of 26 years and his two sons. Derek completes around 20 commissions per year for customers from photos. His art can be found in galleries throughout the Southeastern United States, in private collections worldwide, and in many publications. He has consistently donated several works every year to charities and loves to give back to the community for a good cause. My blog is at http://watercolorpaintingart.blogspot.com/


Derek is a member of the following societies:

Columbus Artists Guild
Southern Rivers Guild, GA
North Carolina Watercolor Society
Fayetteville Arts Council
Plein Air Florida - Space Coast Plein Air Painters
Plein Air Georgia

Trinity University Department of Philosophy in San Antonio, TX, Annual Philosophy Alumni Newsletter 2013-2014
Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club Yearbook Cover 2012-2013.
Harvests of the New Millenium, Volume 5, Jan 2012
The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Oct 2011 and March 2012
Chemistry and Art, Binders Chapter, Text Book by Christine Jaworek-Lopes, Jan 2012
Turnquist Partners, Postcard, Beach Houses, 2011
Cover Art, Spirit Seeker Magazine, Aug 2011
Cover Art, Savannah River Boat Promotional Materials, 2011
Birmingham Arts Journal, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2011
Harvests of the New Millenium, Volume 4, 2011
Cover Art, Artsy's Savannah GA, Promotional Materials, 2011
International Dictionary of Artists, 2011, World Wide Art Books
News and Documentary Award Emmy's Promotional Materials - 2010
London Natural History Museum Project - 2010
Phylo Trading Card Game - 2 images - 2010
Cover Art - Live With Wings, Food for the Body, Food for the Soul - Ruth Baird Shaw June 2010
Cover Art - 12th Annual Nashville TN Screenwriter's Conference - Feb 2010
Bee Paper Cover Art Landscape Sketch Book - 2010-2011
Harvests of New Millenium - India - Annual Publication, Jan 2010
'Magnolia' flyer for Steel Magnolias play production - APR 2010, Little Egg Harbor Theatre Co.
Cover Art 'Peaches' for GA Dept of Agriculture Directory 2009 and Annual GA Made GA Grown National Gala
Cover Art (3 Daisies) - PEO, Chapter HP, Hutchinson KS Yearbook, 2009
Adcetera (Nautical Art) - Article - Summer 2009
The Bayonet, Ft Benning GA Newspaper July 2009
Playground Magazine, Columbus, GA June 2009
Decor Magazine - May 2009
Genesis Magazine - Atlanta - Featured Artist - Fall 2009
Bravado - Australia - Issue 8 - 2009
Aroostook Review - Summer 2009
Healing Muse - Volume 9 - 2009
63 Channels - Spring 2009 - Cover Art
The North Shoreian - Volume 2 - Issue 2, March 2009
The Delinquent - Issue 8 and 9- 2009
Media Cake Magazine - Winter 2009
Heartland Review - Winter 2009
Read This Magazine (UK issue 15) 2009
Quercus Review - Issue 9, 2009
Birmingham Alabama Arts Journal 2009
Monongahela Review 2009 - Issue 3
Distillery magazine, Motlow State College, Tennessee JAN 09 and JULY 09
The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration, Anova Books, Chapter 2, 2009
Cerulean Rain Issue #3, 2008
Eccentric Pets Magazine, 2nd issue, OCT 2008
Pens on Fire, OCT 08
Lorelei “Twenty-Two” Short Story Illustrations by Sarah Ashwood Oct 2008
Art Space, Issue 1, July 2008, Cover Art and Featured Artist
Seminole Florida Womens News, July 2008
Art World Project Charity Conglomerate, Europe, 2008
Watercolour Gazette, Issue 16, Nov/Dec 2007, Magazine Published in Canada
ATC Quarterly, Issue 8, Winter 2007, Art Trading Cards Magazine Published in Canada
Watercolour Gazette, Sept/Oct 2007, Issue 15, Magazine Published in Canada
The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, October 2007, Volume 3, Issue 2
The Artists Bluebook, 2005, AskART.com Inc. - Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor, 479 pages)
The Eclipse, Poetry about Art, USA, 2002
LIA, Life is Art Magazine, USA, Aug 02
Lighthouse Magazine, United Kingdom (June 04)
Skyline Magazine (May 04)
Shadow Poetry Quill (March 04)
New Works Review 3 issues (March 04, July 07, and Oct 07)
Ken Again Literary Magazine 4 issues (May 2002, Winter 2003, Fall 2005, and Fall 2007)
Painted Poetry - Poetry about Art (2002)
Voices (Spring 2002)
Perpetual Magazine, Featured Artist, March 2008
Earth Stories, Pachamama Press, Volume 3, Issue 2 (Summer 2004)
Contributing author, TOC in Combat, Infantry Magazine, 2003
Contributing author, Prepare a Mechanized Infantry Task Force for Combat, Infantry Magazine, 2004
Decorating a Room Around a Piece of Art - (Article) by Rhonda Morin, The Decorating Bible


Derek has won the following awards - recognition


2013 'Tropical Fish' selected for 309 - 18 x 18 prints for resort rooms at Cape Caribe, Ron Jon Resort, FL
2010 Marker Supply Tradeshow - Derek's art created with selected products
Winner - Purchase Award, Winterfest 2009, River Center, Columbus Ga
Winner of the 2009 Lukas Paints Art Contest
Arts on the River Columbus GA, 2009 - 3rd Place
Commissioned to paint a magnolia flower watercolor for the US Secretary of State Colin Powell's wife - 2009
2 works selected for poster for Major Nationwide Art Colleges to join Artistful - OCT 08
Represented Artist - Pet Fashion Show - NYC http://www.bkfashionweekend.com OCT 08
'Magnolia' selected for 2008 Moonlight and Magnolias Ball
'Water Lily' selected for Water Lily Shop design shop 2008
Winner for 1st Issue Cover Art, Art Space, 2008
The Gallery Grand Champion 2007, No. 1 Artist Online
Digital Consciousness Digital Color Artist of the Month OCT 2007
Digital Bits Artist of the Month AUG 07
1st Place GA Arts Exhibition - 1985
Artist of the Week in August 2001 for Art Gallery Online


Current Galleries and Past Exhibits Include:


2013
Annual Art Exhibit in Pine Mountain, GA, Horses and Carriages Restaurant.
Artsy's Savannah GA River Street
Pine Mountain Loft and Gallery
Front Porch Gallery, Columbus, GA


2011
Broadway Market Days, every Saturday May-Oct 11, Columbus, GA
Florence Marina Festival by the Lake
Artsy's Savannah GA River Street
Pine Mountain Loft and Gallery
Front Porch Gallery, Columbus, GA
The Shoppes on Madison, Douglas, GA


2010
Arts on the River, 2010
Front Porch Gallery, 2010
Georgia National Fair Juried Art Exhibit 2010
Avondale Arts Alliance Exhibit, Atlanta Georgia 2010
Annual Block Party, Springer Opera House
New Jersey Lighthouse Society Gift Shop
Catawampus Gallery, Opelika, AL, Fishwerks Exhibition
Springer Opera House, Columbus, GA, Featured Artist
Callaway Gardens, GA, Southern Rivers Guild Art Exhibition, MAY-OCT 2010
Auburn, AL CityFest 2010
Annual Arts in Reese Park, Americus, GA 2010
Cumming, GA FUMC Festival of Arts 2010
Georgia Art League - Spring Salon 2010
Art on Broadway, Columbus, GA 2010
Arts in the Park, Columbus, GA 2010
Warm Springs Spring Fling 2010
Royal Art Collection's 2010 Dubai Art Project
Ocean World Aquarium, Denver, CO, 2010


2009
Savannah Art Works Gallery, 2009
Pine Mountain Loft and Gallery, 2009
Boots on Broadway, 2009, Columbus, GA
Arts on the River, Columbus, GA, OCT 2009
GA National Art Exhibition, Perry, Sept-OCT 2009
Winterfest at the River Center for Performing Arts, DEC 2009, Columbus, GA
Columbus Artist's Guild Member Exhibition SEPT 2009
Front Porch Gallery - Columbus, GA 2009
Two Sisters Gallery - Columbus, GA - 2009
Lola's Boutique - Alpharetta, GA - 2009
National Infantry Museum Gift Shop
Galleria Riverside, Columbus, GA July-September 2009
Exhibit for PAWS Charity, Dog Days of Summer, Joseph House Gallery 2009
Buckheads Bar and Grill - Columbus GA - 2009
Joseph House Art Gallery, Columbus Georgia, Juried Member
Brown Art Gallery - Atlanta Georgia - Solo Exhibition June 5 - July 17, 2009
Arts in the Park - Columbus, GA June 7, 2009


2007-2008
Artsy's Gallery On River Street, Savannah GA 2007-2009
The Shoppes on Madison, Douglas GA 2007-2009
New York in Columbus GA Christmas Gala Dec 2008
S & K Distributors Art Trade Show 2007-2008
Veteran's Park Art Show Dec 2008, Florida
NYC Pet Fashion Show OCT 2008


1984-2006
Just What I Like Gallery, Lawrenceville, GA 2001-2004
Market Square Gallery, Varnville, SC 2001-2003
Digital Design Gallery, Fayetteville, NC 2001
Chateau Elan Vineyard OCT 2002
Bzzzzz Expressions Douglas GA 2001-2007
South GA Art Fair 2001
North Carolina First Fridays 1998-2001
South Georgia Art Fair, 2001
Numerous GA exhibits 1984-1987

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Buoy Nautical Vintage Art by Derek Mccrea
 

Buoy Nautical Vintage Art by Derek Mccrea

Antique Farm Tractor   by Derek Mccrea
 

Antique Farm Tractor by Derek Mccrea

Sea Turtle by Derek Mccrea
 

Sea Turtle by Derek Mccrea

Old Tractor Vintage Art by Derek Mccrea
 

Old Tractor Vintage Art by Derek Mccrea

Dragonfly by Derek Mccrea
 

Dragonfly by Derek Mccrea

Sailboats by Derek Mccrea
 

Sailboats by Derek Mccrea

Croton tropical art print by Derek Mccrea
 

Croton tropical art print by Derek Mccrea

Gulf coast seascape tropical art print by Derek Mccrea
 

Gulf coast seascape tropical art print by Derek Mccrea

Abstract Beach Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Abstract Beach Painting by Derek Mccrea

Japanese cherry blossom abstract flowers by Derek Mccrea
 

Japanese cherry blossom abstract flowers by Derek Mccrea

Oil Painting Still Life China Tea Set by Derek Mccrea
 

Oil Painting Still Life China Tea Set by Derek Mccrea

Beach Sand Dunes Acrylic Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Beach Sand Dunes Acrylic Painting by Derek Mccrea

Tropical Fish Art Print by Derek Mccrea
 

Tropical Fish Art Print by Derek Mccrea

Arizona Evening Southwestern landscape painting poster print  by Derek Mccrea
 

Arizona Evening Southwestern landscape painting poster print by Derek Mccrea

Savannah Georgia River Street by Derek Mccrea
 

Savannah Georgia River Street by Derek Mccrea

Sandy Hook Lighthouse by Derek Mccrea
 

Sandy Hook Lighthouse by Derek Mccrea

Water Fountain Acrylic Painting Art Print by Derek Mccrea
 

Water Fountain Acrylic Painting Art Print by Derek Mccrea

Daisy Modern poster print fine art by Derek Mccrea
 

Daisy Modern poster print fine art by Derek Mccrea

Heath Aster Flower Art Print by Derek Mccrea
 

Heath Aster Flower Art Print by Derek Mccrea

Dunes 3 seascape beach painting print by Derek Mccrea
 

Dunes 3 seascape beach painting print by Derek Mccrea

Sailboats At Night by Derek Mccrea
 

Sailboats At Night by Derek Mccrea

Antique Old Truck Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Antique Old Truck Painting by Derek Mccrea

Dogwood tree flowers by Derek Mccrea
 

Dogwood tree flowers by Derek Mccrea

Yucca Flower Plant Southwestern Art by Derek Mccrea
 

Yucca Flower Plant Southwestern Art by Derek Mccrea

Savannah Georgia River Street 2 Painting Art by Derek Mccrea
 

Savannah Georgia River Street 2 Painting Art by Derek Mccrea

Street Lamp Historic Vintage Art Print by Derek Mccrea
 

Street Lamp Historic Vintage Art Print by Derek Mccrea

Mango tree fruit by Derek Mccrea
 

Mango tree fruit by Derek Mccrea

Cape Cod Lighthouse by Derek Mccrea
 

Cape Cod Lighthouse by Derek Mccrea

Chicken Hen Painting Art Print by Derek Mccrea
 

Chicken Hen Painting Art Print by Derek Mccrea

Pelican by Derek Mccrea
 

Pelican by Derek Mccrea

Southwestern Abstract Oil Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Southwestern Abstract Oil Painting by Derek Mccrea

Sea Turtle 2 by Derek Mccrea
 

Sea Turtle 2 by Derek Mccrea

Magnolia tree flower by Derek Mccrea
 

Magnolia tree flower by Derek Mccrea

Red Spider Lily Flower Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Red Spider Lily Flower Painting by Derek Mccrea

Cockatiel by Derek Mccrea
 

Cockatiel by Derek Mccrea

Oil Skyscape Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Oil Skyscape Painting by Derek Mccrea

Blue Sunset Oil Beach Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Blue Sunset Oil Beach Painting by Derek Mccrea

United States Flag over Alabama by Derek Mccrea
 

United States Flag over Alabama by Derek Mccrea

Clownfish Marine Sealife Art Print by Derek Mccrea
 

Clownfish Marine Sealife Art Print by Derek Mccrea

Mountains landscape oil painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Mountains landscape oil painting by Derek Mccrea

Sienna Sky Boat Marina Nautical Art by Derek Mccrea
 

Sienna Sky Boat Marina Nautical Art by Derek Mccrea

Melbourne Florida Sailing Marina by Derek Mccrea
 

Melbourne Florida Sailing Marina by Derek Mccrea

Eau Gallie Seascape painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Eau Gallie Seascape painting by Derek Mccrea

Still Life Vase And Lace Watercolor Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Still Life Vase And Lace Watercolor Painting by Derek Mccrea

Magnolia Flower Oil Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Magnolia Flower Oil Painting by Derek Mccrea

Coburg Germany Castle painting art print by Derek Mccrea
 

Coburg Germany Castle painting art print by Derek Mccrea

Beach Houses Watercolor Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Beach Houses Watercolor Painting by Derek Mccrea

Palm Trees Acrylic Modern Art Painting by Derek Mccrea
 

Palm Trees Acrylic Modern Art Painting by Derek Mccrea

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