Fine Arts Creative & Portrait Artist
Derek Covington Smith was raised in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He was surrounded by a conservative culture and upbringing which challenged him to push boundaries in himself and his artwork. He started admiring the lines and colors in comic books and pop culture at a young age. He has an Associates in Fine Arts and a Culinary Degree in Pastry and Baking. He still decorates cakes from time to time, but is truly passionate about traditional, nontraditional, and pop art. In 2002 Derek moved to Orlando, FL and has been a successful professional artist for 10 years. Derek now creates custom works from his studio residing in Brooklyn, NY since February 2016.