Welcome to the DeYoung Gallery, it been organized for you to search either by Species or by Series. Just click on an image thumbnail below to see the full painting in a separate viewing window. You are currently viewing the “Contemporary Trout Illustration Series” Gallery.
These paintings spit in the face of the classic trout illustrations (the watercolor paintings of trout on white paper). Rather than the white background, Derek fills the background with the color and patterns of the trout. Then the trout itself is painted to mimic the style of a black and white pencil drawing of the trout.