Derek Collins

A professional artist for over 20 years, Derek Collins was formerly a Painter and Decorator and it was his trade which ultimately  led to his creation ‘Flaming Art’. Heat is a vital component in Derek’s work and this ranges from moving paint around with a blow torch to literally setting the piece on fire. His large contemporary abstract pieces can be on canvas, board or more recently stainless steel and are full of vibrancy with textures that almost encourage you to touch the painting.

Much of his inspiration comes from trees and forests, the texture of bark and the different colours from lichen and moss on the trees lets Derek see them in their primary and secondary colours and this makes the trees he paints very bright and colourful

Derek’s work has became very popular both in the UK and further afield and can now count many celebrities as collectors of his work.

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