About Derek

Derek Lindzon’s painting career started at a painting party. He is a self-realized independent abstract artist.

He is a drummer and a painter.

As a painter, Derek finds inspiration in Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh, Johann Sebastian Bach. He also draws inspiration from the music he listens to.

He is a life-long drummer with many indy-rock, pop, punk, jazz and metals bands. With these bands he’s published a dozen albums and has appeared coast to coast in hundreds of live shows, like the Armstrong Metal Fest in British Columbia and The East Coast Music Awards in Newfoundland.

Derek holds a diploma from George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology in Construction Engineering Technology.

His painting journey began in 2010 with his unique approach to putting paint on canvas. He sold his first painting in 2012. Lately he has been exploring the use of palette knives and acrylics to bring to life a contrasting universe of industrial and architectural images that co-exist in the world of spirits, dreams and myths.

Derek’s work can be intense and provocative, while also being practical for modern homes and office design and décor. His work combines the diverse rhythms of random actions and planned stability and occasional anarchy. His work is dynamic, both active and passive, it is simultaneously unpredictable and also reliable.

Derek paints and records music at his home in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

A selection of Derek's art can be seen on display at Tides Contemporary Art Gallery, located at 36 Cornwallis Street in Kentville, Nova Scotia.