Derek Dickinson (b.1960) originates from south west England. In 1983 he relocated to London and worked as a designer and stylist for film, photography, television, video and performance, as an assistant director on music videos, in artist management and PR, predominantly associated with the music industry.

After returning to the South West Derek completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Plymouth University in 2010. In 2019 he began studying for an MA Contemporary Art Practice.


He has exhibited work in numerous solo and collaborative shows including the Royal Academy London, Berlin and south west England. He has works in permanent collections in the USA, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Germany.

Derek resides in a remote farm cottage on the Duchy of Cornwall Estate.

"Over the past few years I have worked predominantly in monochrome. In effect removing all colour, working in white, with occasional tones of grey and pure black. More recently I have introduced colour. Using unique reliefs of muslin to create form, revealing eclectic, emotional expression through contorts of paint soaked fabric. Expressionistic yet controlled, muslin is thrown repeatedly and teased until the ethos of the piece is revealed."

Derek Dickinson