Derek studied classical oil painting under Clotilde Highton and traditional sculpture under Russian born Frenchman George Varine.
Originally established in the early 90’s, Bushwood Timbers was a successful on-site portable timber milling service until illness prevented further operation in 2001. Bushwood.com.au now specialises in one-off sculptural art pieces and timber furniture up-cycling ‘Waste wood’ where possible.
Derek not only crafts and designs customised pieces including small wooden boat repairs and maintenance. He can also complete design drawings & project manage smaller projects