Derek Gundy grew up on the beautiful rocky coast of Maine. His artistic talents were supported well when his parents purchased Huston-Tuttle in Rockland, Maine, an office and art supply business. Having access to so many different materials was a great inspiration, and throughout high school it was clear Derek was well on his way to becoming an artist. Derek earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. After graduating Derek returned to the family business, where he eventually became the manager of the custom frame shop. He was inspired further by working with so many great Maine artists like Andrew Wyeth, Alan Magee, Jeff Colquhoun, and many more. Derek and his wife moved to the Seattle area in 2003. It was here that his fascination with two major subjects began: Wine & Pacific Northwest Salmon. Gundy also paints from his travels to Italy, and would someday like to retire there. In addition to his artwork, Derek also manages an art supply & custom framing store, Artists' Edge in Poulsbo, just a ferry ride away from Seattle. Derek also teaches drawing, watercolors, and acrylic painting in a variety of settings in addition to Artists' Edge.


Artist Derek Gundy

Derek teaching at Sketch Seattle

Derek working with Sketch Seattle students