2017 Images Studio Tour

Derek C. Wicks Open Gallery Oct. 6-9

 

Your Invited To My Gallery!

Images Studio Tour Oct 6-9, 2017
Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying the fall colours! I would like to invite you all to my annual open house during the Images Studio Tour this coming weekend October 6-9. For anyone in the greater Toronto  area my gallery will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm all four days of the Thanksgiving Long Weekend. I will have  several pieces of original art available this year, and 4 Royal Canadian Mint Coin original artwork
displayed.  I will also have many limited edition canvas and paper giclées available. Hope to see everyone who can join us this weekend at the studio/gallery!!
Originals Available Oct 6-9
Autumn Stroll - Derek C wicks

 

 

Winter Bundle - Derek C Wicks

 

 

painting in progress - Derek C Wicks

 

 

 

Misty Mountain Challenge - Derek C Wicks

 

 

 

Velvet Splendor - Derek C Wicks

 

 

 

Royal Canadian Mint - Derek C Wicks

 

 

You can also visit my page on the Images Studio Tour website, use this
link.

 

 

 

 

 

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Derek C. Wicks Originals 2017


New Derek Wicks Originals
Hello Derek — I have a few new originals available from my studio today! As always I am making these originals available to my VIP list before they are available to the
public. If you would like more details or wish to purchase please contact me at (705) 835-5480 or by email at webmaster@wildrealms.com  Enjoy Derek and happy painting!  – Derek C. Wicks
‘Autumn Stroll’ Wood Ducks
 

Derek Wicks 'riverbed Rendezvous'

 

This painting was my submission for the 2018 WHC print and stamp. In the end WHC did not want to use it so it will go to Ducks Unlimited for 2018. The original will be available from me until May 2017 and then through The Algonquin Art Centre’s 2017 show.
12×16
Acrylic on Masonite
$1500.00 Can.
Framed in a hand rubbed black-red moulding with gold metal leaf accent. Use the link below to see larger framed image.​
‘Anytime Now’ Grizzly Bear
 

Derek Wicks Anytime Now Grizzly

 

This painting was a fun painting exploring the many different textures of nature. The soft, but rugged fur of the grizzly is what originally attracted me to do this painting. I found myself loving the water and rock textures just as much! This original will be available through me until April and then through the Masters Of Miniature Show in Alberta.
11×14
Acrylic on Masonite
$1300.00 Can.
Framed in a hand rubbed black-red moulding with gold metal leaf accent. Use the link below to see larger framed image.​
‘The Morphing Landscape’ Polar Bear
 

Derek Wicks The Morphing Landscape

 

This painting was an exploration into the harsh environment of the northern tundra. The massive polar bear is one of the few creatures who can survive the elements of the far north making it a perfect subject matter for the setting. This image is part of the 2017 Ducks Unlimited National Portfolio.
21×40
Acrylic on Masonite
$5000.00 Can.
Framed in a hand distressed off white moulding with gold metal leaf crackle insert and capped with silver accent. Use the link below to see larger framed image.​
All paintings listed price are Canadian and include shipping and crating of originals to your location. All originals are shipped with a tracking link and will require a signature on delivery. Thank you to everyone for your support of my work, it is your support that makes this art journey of mine so special! – Derek C
Wicks

 

2016 Fall E-Newsletter

Hello everyone, I trust that this new edition of the Enewsletter finds everyone in good health and spirits. Since my last Enewsletter (almost a year ago, sorry) things have been going extremely well here on the Wicks homestead. I have exciting news on new coin releases, website update, new original and canvas and shots from our western trip. So away we go……..

2016 Lucky loonie

2016 Lucky loonie

2016 Olympic ‘Lucky Loonie’

As many of you know I grew up in the Childrens Aid for most of my adolescence (10-16), so my country fed me, clothed me and educated me, so to speak. It goes without saying that I love my country more then words can say for all it has done for me. In August the Royal Canadian Mint released the new one dollar coin, the “Lucky Loonie” for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. I have to say a tear came to my eye seeing my work on actual circulation currency of the country I owe so much too. I have won many awards, none of them hold as much weight as the pride I have today for this honour. As most Canadians know the Lucky Loonie is a tradition for each olympics. For all my other friends in the world the Loonie is the name of our one dollar coin and the Lucky Loonie is a coin minted for each Olympics to bring our athletes luck at the games. The first Lucky Loonie was embedded in the ice at the 2002 Salt Lake City games and has become a Canadian tradition and the symbol of national pride ever since. I am told that this is the first year that ‘Lucky Loonie’ will be engraved on the coin. I will be displaying the original art used to create the coin at my home show during the Images Studio Tour over the Thanksgiving weekend Oct 7-10. You can read more about the show below.
View Olympic Coin Here

 

Derek Wicks Website

New Website

New Website Is Online
I am happy to announce I have a new website! This new site is what they call ‘responsive’ which means that it will display its self according to the device you are viewing it on. My old site was very hard to view and navigate under the old format, on mobile phones especially. You will find this new website a much better online experience, supporting all major browsers like Safari, Chrome and Firefox. My new site also has new content and a direct connection with my Power To Paint website. Visit the site and see the new layout, would love to hear what everyone thinks!
Visit derekwicks.com Here

 

The Morphing Landscape

The Morphing Landscape

‘The Morphing Landscape’
Tourneying into the arctic morning the majestic polar bear combs his frozen domain. “The Morphing Landscape” depicts the ever changing frozen world of the arctic region. These polar ice fields are essential for the survival of the polar bear and are challenged everyday by global warming. Global warming is the number one threat to the survival of one of natures most beautiful predators.

This Giclée Canvas Edition is limited to only 25 signed and numbered pieces with only 11 remaining. This is a large canvas of 20″ x 38″ and is printed with 100% pH balanced archival canvas using Epson Ultra Chrome K3™ inks for a true giclée reproduction that will last a life time.
View Limited Edition reproductions

 

Black Bear by Derek C Wicks

Black Bear

Western Trip Photos
This past August and beginning of September my wife Suzanne and I travelled over 10,000 Kilometers out west. Our trip included stops in Nebraska, Denver CO, Rocky Mountain Park, Mt.Evans Park, Yellowstone Park, Deadwood SD and through the scenic shores of three Great Lakes. This trip was very special as my wife final came with me and got to see all the wonderful places I have been over the years. Trips seem to be allot more fun when they are with the ones you love. I have set up a blog page with wonderful photographs from our trip, just click the ‘view photographs’ link below.
View Photographs

 

Studio Tour

Studio Tour

Invite To My Studio Gallery
I will wrap up this E-Newsletter with an invitation to everyone to my gallery in Moonstone, ON, on the Thanksgiving Weekend Oct 7-10. The Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour is a 34 year old tour of many professional artist in the Oro-Medonte area. We all open our studios to the public over the four day weekend and invite everyone to come and meet us and enjoy the art on display. This will be my 10th year on the tour and to celebrate I will be auctioning off a giclée canvas of ‘Northen Vigil’ over the weekend. If you are in the area I would love to see you, please drop by and say hi. Below is a link to the Images Studio Tour site with more information, maps, links to studios and much more.
Link To Images Studio Tour

 

Thank you everyone….
As always I would like to thank you, the art enthusiasts for your interest in my work! Without you the art journey would be a lack luster one. It is my pleasure to create this E-Newsletter as a vehicle to share my experience with you and the world as they happen.

Rocky Mountain & Yellowstone 2016

This past August my wife Suzanne and I travelled over 10,000 kilometers out west to Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. This was the first time that Sue saw all the wonderful places I have been over the years which made this trip very special for me. She turned out to be a good luck charm as we saw many things such as my first wolf in Yellowstone, a Bison stampede, bighorn sheep and Yellowstone on fire! Here is a sampling of our awesome trip!

2016 Barrie, ON Workshop Scheduled

 

 


New Derek Wicks Workshops
Hello Derek — it is my pleasure to announce two new workshops that are scheduled in Barrie, Ontario this summer. These two workshops will both be three day workshops
and will be limited to 15 participants in each. Space is now limited to only 12 seats for May and 12 seats for June! Full detail and registration available on the derekwicks.com site. Visit this link and scroll to bottom to
register
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‘Winter Cardinal’  Workshop
 

Derek Wicks Winter Cardinal Workshop

 

This workshop is designed to teach students how to break down complex and subtle shapes in setting and to create stunning detail in birds. This workshop also teaches the participant how to play warm and cool colours off each other to create lighting and focal points.

 

More Details Here

12 Seats Remaining

 

Register For Workshop Here

‘Black Bear’ Workshop
 

Derek Wicks Black Bear Workshop

 

This workshop is designed to teach participants how to incorporate both high detail and subtle shape into radiant black fur. As many other workshops I teach, we will concentrate on breaking down a painting and then adding detail and accenting. Course concentrates on how to make realistic black fur that
shines.

12 Seats Remaining
Register To Workshop Here
Both of my workshops will be demonstrated in acrylics, but techniques are suitable for watercolor, gouache, casein and oil colours (oil colour does have dry time hinderance). I have set up a detailed information
page on both workshops on my website.  For full details visit the webpage or feel free to contact me directly (705) 835-5480. I look forward to painting with everyone this summer and happy painting!  – Derek C
Wicks

 

 

 

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New Original Art Winter 2016

 

 


New Derek Wicks Originals
Hello Derek — I have a few new originals available from my studio today! As Always I am making these originals available to my VIP list before they are available to the
public. If you would like more details or wish to purchase please contact me at (705) 835-5480 or by email at webmaster@wildrealms.com  Enjoy Derek and happy painting!  – Derek C. Wicks

‘Golden Mist’ Great Blue Heron
Derek Wicks 'riverbed Rendezvous'

This painting was an experiment in colour and lighting. I wanted to capture the rich colour of feather and down in strong morning light, but still keep a soft and subtle background to emphasize the bird.
9 x 12
Acrylic on Masonite
$1250.00
Framed in a hand distressed deep brown moulding with gold metal leaf-crackle insert.
 Click here to see framed
image.​
Click for Framed Image

‘Winter Cardinal’
Derek Wicks Winter Cardinal Original

This original was painted as a colour study of playing warm against cool to create colour balance.
8 x 10
Acrylic on Masonite
$950.00
Framed in a Roma Aged Sequoia Red frame with white and gold flaking innerClick here to see framed image.
Click Here For Framed Image

‘Curiosity’ Cougar Cubs
Derek C Wicks - Curiosity - Cougar Cubs

I have received this original back from the Algonquin show and it can be purchased through me now.
12  x 16
Acrylic on Masonite
$1950.00
Framed in a black with gold trim seamless Omega gallery frame.
Click here to see framed image.
Click Here For Framed Image
All paintings listed price are Canadian and include shipping and crating of originals to your location. All originals are shipped with a tracking link and will require a signature on delivery. Thank you to
everyone for your support of my work, it is your support that makes this art journey of mine so special! – Derek C Wicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Originals by Derek C Wicks 2015

 

 


New Derek Wicks Originals
Hello Derek — I have a few new originals available for my Studio Tour in October. I am making these originals available to my VIP list before they are available to the
public. If you would like more details or wish to purchase please contact me at (705) 835-5480 or by email at webmaster@wildrealms.com  Enjoy Derek and happy painting!  – Derek C. Wicks

‘Riverbed Rendezvous’ Black Bear
Derek Wicks 'riverbed Rendezvous' 

Many times I have seen Black Bear along the Maligne River in Alberta, CA. Riverbed Rendezvous is the conception of meeting one of these large black beauties while roaming the the rocky riverbeds of the region.​

22×30
Acrylic on Masonite
Framed in a hand distressed deep brown/black moulding with gold flaked insert and matching brown/black insert. Click here to see framed image.​
 $8000.00
Click for Framed Image

‘Cardinal Study’
Derek Wicks Moving Water Workshop 

This little hell fireball is a study into the bright colors of the male cardinal in spring!
8 x 6
Acrylic on Masonite
Framed in a Omega Gallery line frame with brown/black finish and gold flaking innerClick here to see framed image.
$580.00
Click Here For Framed Image

‘Velvet Splendor’ Bull Moose
derek wicks Midnight sentinel 

In 2012 I was part of an Alaskan Expedition to the Brooks Range. Although the scenery was spectacular we saw very few animals. This moose was defiantly the highlight of the trip in animal viewing terms. The colour and pattern of the velvet was gorgeous and I knew I just had to paint it.
24 x 18
Acrylic on
Masonite
Framed in a hand distressed deep brown moulding with gold flaked insert. Click here to see framed image.
$4200.00
Click Here For Framed Image
All paintings listed price include shipping and crating of originals to your location. All originals are shipped with a tracking link and will require a signature on delivery. Thank you to everyone for your support of
my work, it is your support that makes this art journey of mine so special! – Derek C Wicks

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring 2015 Enewsletter

PTP – Derek C Wicks Enewsletter

 

PTP-Derek C Wicks Enewsletter

Welcome to the 2015 Enewsletter!
Hello {!firstname_fix}, I trust that this new edition of the Enewsletter finds everyone in good health and spirits. Since my last Enewsletter things have been going extreme well here on the Wicks homestead. Even the unfortunate turns have spined into better situations. I have exciting news on new coin releases, magazine articles and even a new member of the clan to announce! So away we go……..• Canadian Coin News Article

• Pika Coin Released

• First Colourful Birds Coin Released

• New Workshops Scheduled

• New Original Art

• Say Hi To Koa

New Mint Coin And Article
Pika Coin

It is with great pride and honor that I can now announce the release of another Royal Canadian Mint Coin designed by myself. I have been doing a lot of work with the Mint over the past year and this Pika or Rock Rabbit marks the second coin to be stuck with my work on it. The coin is approximately 11mm in size (about the size of a dime) and is minted in pure gold. The coin is also limited to 10,000 pieces. It was a
pleasure to work with the Mint, their project managers are the best!

This Pika coin is also the centre point of an article the Canadian Coin News printed on me in their newest addition.
The Canadian Coin News has given me permission to share it with you so I have uploaded the PDF to my website and it can be viewed by clicking the page image to the right. You can also view it by clicking here – Derek Wicks Canadian Coin Article. If you would like full details on the coin or to have a look here is a link to the Canadian Mint.

 

Colourful Songbird Series
Canadian Mint Coin by Derek C. Wicks

The Royal Canadian Mint has also released the first in a five coin series of Colourful Song Birds. The first coin depicts a Northern Cardinal which is one of my designs. The collection is minted on pure silver and is a lager coin with a diameter of 34mm, that is three times the size of my earlier pure gold coins. The coin also has printed full colour birds on them that have an additive in the paint that makes the bird sparkle to simulate the iridescences of real birds, I am told they are the first of their kind. Three of the five coins are my art work, all coins have my coin design. The two other coins in this series that are my artwork are the Blue Jay and the Violet-Green Swallow, the swallow being my favorite! Click the coin above to visit the coin and search Derek Wicks to see the coin.

 

Barrie workshops

I have set the dates for this years workshops in Barrie Ontario. The first date is May 22-24, 2015 and the workshop is Botswana King. I retired this workshop over 5 years ago, but have had so many request to teach it again. This will be the last time I teach the workshop so I intend to send it off with a bang. I will be demonstrating my traditional style of doing fur and also showing how I do my new style of fur.

The second workshop is scheduled for June 12-14, 2015 and we will be doing a cougar cub. This cougar cub has not been painted so it is a good chance for participants to see how I develope a new painting form start to finish. Full details and registration for these workshops can be viewed here – Workshops.

Cougar Cub Workshop Derek Wicks - Botswana King

 

Velvet Splendor Original

The newest painting is of a bull moose in his summer velvet rack. I have always wanted to paint a velvet rack, they have such pattern and colour. I think that a moose in velvet is much more interesting then a bare rack. This particular moose was a saving grace from a rather ‘thin’ animal sighting trip to Denali. I traveled with members of WREATH to the far reaches of the Brooks range in northern Alaska on a reference gathering trip for a show proposed for the Smithsonian (starting to wonder if the show will ever be a go?). We saw very little animal life up in the range over our 10 days out. My friend Dustin Van Wechel and I decided to go down to Denali for three days in the attempt to get some wildlife reference shots. This moose was the highlight of the trip. The moose came so close we both had to change to our 24mm lens as he grazed in as close as 15 feet from us! You can view the framed original by clicking the image below.

Derek Wicks - Velvet Splendor

 

Say Hi To Koa

Well we have a new dog and his name is Koa! Koa is a refugee from the Dominican Republic. He was seized from a puppy mill and we agreed to take Koa and give him a new home in Canada. Koa looks to be a Chow Chow – Shiba Inu mix, at least that is the best guess the vet and I can come up with. He has the black tongue so he is defiantly a Chow Chow mix. We found Koa from a wonderful volunteer site on Facebook called Street Souls Dog Rescue. I would like to thank Monica Black for all her hard work to find these unfortunate dogs new homes, Monica’s time is 100% volunteered! Koa arrived not to sure about this snow stuff and a little under weight. He now loves the snow is filling out quite nicely. if you would like to see pictures of Koa just visit my Facebook page by clicking the picture below, I am one of those annoying parents that posts new pictures of his kid every two seconds, LOL.

Koa

 

 

Happy Painting {!firstname}! 

Link To Canadian Coin News Article

article

Above is the link to the article Canadian Coin Collector wrote on me in their newest edition. The article is saved in PDF and can be viewed by clicking the page image above. I would like to thank Carolyn Mullin for a wonderful write-up on me and the Canadian Coin News for their kind permission to post the article

 

New Originals or Sale

Velvet Splendor 

Velvet splendor 

ravenValley Of The Raven
curiosityCuriosity

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Algonquian Art Centre

Original Art showcase

June-Oct 2015
Botswana King Workshop

May 22-24, 2015

Barrie, ON

(705) 835-5480

Contact: Derek Wicks

Cougar Cub Workshop

June 12-14, 2015

Barrie, ON

(705) 835-5480

Contact: Derek Wicks

Botswana King Workshop

Sep 12-14, 20135

Paint For Joy

St. Albert ,AB

(780) 418-3488

 

Images Studio Tour

Oct 11-14, 2013

(705) 835-5480

Wicks Gallery, Moonstone, ON

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Images Tour Images Tour Images Tour

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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