Derek Wicks Summer Enewsletter


Welcome to the fall Enewsletter!

Hello Everyone, I trust that this new edition of the Enewsletter finds everyone in good health and spirits. It has been over 6 months since my last Enewsletter and so much has happened since then. I am now settled into my new home and my studio/gallery is almost complete, I should have some photos by the next Enewsletter. I have several announcements in this edition, ones I am finally allowed to make public. There are several new originals and lots of phots from my Jasper trip in this edition of the Enewsletter, so lets get to it!
• Canadian Mint Coin Released

• Barrie Workshops Scheduled

• Trip To Jasper, AB

• New Original For Algonquin Show

• Three New Originals

• Masterpieces in Miniatures Show

Canadian Mint Coin Released
Yellowstone photo

It is with great pride and honor that I can now announce the release of the first Royal Canadian Mint Coin designed by me. I have been doing a lot of work with the Mint over the past year and this eagle marks the first coin to be stuck with my work on it. The eagle coin is available on its own or as part of a five coin series. The coin is approximately 11mm in size (about the size of a dime) and is minted in pure gold and pure platinum. The coin is also limited to 3000 pieces. It was a pleasure to work with the Mint, their project managers are the best! I look forward to future coins being released and will post to my newsletter when coins do become available to the public. If you would like full details on the coin or to have a look here is a link to the Canadian Mint.


Barrie Workshops Scheduled
Derek Wicks Workshop Poto

Only one workshop left this year. It has been another wonderful year for workshops and fun. I really love to teach workshops as it gets me out of my studio and back around other artist’s that are as inspired to learn as I am. My last workshop will be at the Barrie Art Club and I will be teaching how to paint Killarney Glow. We are down to 2 seats remaining for this workshop. If you are interested in joining us you can use this link Derek Wicks Barrie Workshops. You can register on this page or give me a call at 705-835-5480. As always I look forward to painting with everyone!


Trip To Jasper, AB

As I have said many times, the Jasper – Banff area of the Canadian Rockies is my favorite spot in the world. There is so much to see and do that there is never enough time during my visits. On this tip I made the 10KM round trip up to the Sulphur Skyline. I do not usually go where the main tourist trails are for the obvious reason that I want pure “wild” nature photographs, but hearing time and time again about the view at the peak I had to see for myself……. worth the climb! If you are looking for a day trip in the park I suggest the Sulphur skyline trail as the view at the end is spectacular.

Sometimes when you visit the park get skunked and do not see a single animal… this was not one of those times. Right off the get go I run into a Grizzly and her cubs in the north end of the park just outside of Jasper! Another high light was an encounter with a lone wolf, for those of you familiar with wolves you know the astronomical odds of a close viewing encounter with a wolf. I did not get many shots, but the few I got are great. I will be holding onto these shots and posting them later with the painting I am going to do of him. Here is the link to Derek Wicks In Jasper, these shots are some of the highlights. Hope you like the shots, feel free to share the link or use the “like” Facebook link.

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New Original For Algonquian Show

This years theme for the Algonquin Show is ‘Algonquin By Night’ giving me the opportunity to do a painting I have wanted to do for sometime. I photographed this Great Grey Owl many years ago and have been looking for the perfect setting to be used in a painting. When I heard that Algonquin was going to have a ‘by Night’ theme the light bulb went on and ‘Midnight Sentinel’ was born. The original is on display at the Algonquin Art Centre until October. You can see Midnight Sentinel Here. On another note I have finally received back the original “Forged By Flow” which was last years Director’s Choice Award in the Algonquin show and it is now available for sale back in my studio. Visit my Derek Wicks website for details.

Images Tour

Midnight Sentinel

Images Tour

Forged By Flow


Happy Painting Everyone! 

Masterpieces in Miniature Show

Charity Ellen Clark Wicks

I have been invited to join the Masterpieces in Miniatures show out in Sherwood Park, AB. This show is well known in the art world for the high quality show it delivers each year. This year I have sent my original ‘Shrouded Perch’ to the show and look forward to working with the Picture This gallery in the future. Here is the link to the show, there are such names as Robert Bateman, Terry Issac, Michael Dumas and many others. Very happy to be part of the Picture This show!

New Originals

Images Tour 

Wind Swept

Images TourMisty Mountain Challenge
Images TourOn A Time Out
Upcoming Events 



Algonquin Art Centre

Original Art showcase

June-Oct 2014
Killarney Glow Workshop

Aug 8-10, 2014

Barrie, ON

(705) 835-5480

Contact: Derek Wicks

Buckhorn Fine Art Show

Aug 15-17, 2014

Buckhorn, ON


Turpin Gallery Show

Sept 4, 2014

Jackson, WY

(307) 733-7530

Images Studio Tour

Oct 10-13, 2014

(705) 835-5480

Wicks Gallery

Moonstone, ON