Derek Sands grew up in the Great Smokey Mountains in East Tennessee, where he developed a love for nature and local history. Introduced to art at a young age by relatives in the art field, he experimented with several different mediums and now specializes in oils and pencil sketches. Derek tries to capture a nostalgic air in his drawings and paintings, reflecting back to "the simple life," and the beauty of nature. He moved to Nocona in 2009, where he lives with his wife, Carol, and his blended family of three boys. Derek joined the CTAA in 2014.
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