About Derek Redican
Trained in visual communications at DIT Dublin, I started my career as a professional illustrator before switching to advertising and design. My work is now split between art, illustration and design/advertising .
Studied Visual Communications at DIT in Dublin before moving to London to work as a Visualiser for a design house. Went on to become an Airbrush Illustrator in Leicester then entered advertising as an Art Director with Ogilvy & Mather Dublin. Worked extensively around the globe at ad agencies in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
I specialise in the original watercolour and mixed media techniques developed when originally working as a full-time illustrator. Realism is my passion and my goal is to push my techniques to their limit so that the results outdo in impact, subtlety and ambience, anything that a camera lens can achieve. The payoff for the buyer or art fan is the knowledge that every tiny mark they see in my work has been applied painstakingly by hand onto the paper. This is also the payoff that drives me to seek greater complexity and perfection in every piece I produce.