DEREK PENIX

Derek Penix was born on December 29, 1980, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Penix grew up watching members of his family paint and pursued painting himself right after graduating high school. After trying his hand at painting and selling his first piece he knew this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. 

Over the years Penix's work has changed greatly and continues to evolve with each painting. "I never want to be stuck painting only one way or only one subject matter. Variety is what is exciting.

 

Penix has had the opportunity to work under Quang Ho and later with C.W. Mundy. "They have helped me as an artist immensely. I am so thankful that they have been willing to feed into my life as they have."  

Penix has been recognized in many national competitions and publications. Even at a young age, Penix was recognized in Southwest Art Magazine's “21 Under 31” artist competition in 2010, and Oklahoma Magazine's "40 Under 40" in 2014. To date, Penix's most notable award has been the 2016 "Gold Medal Award" from Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition, boasting a $30,000 prize. Penix lives in Temecula, California.

 

Special Honors/Competitions: 

PlainAir Magazine Salon Art Competition: Best Animal/Birds (April 2020)

PleinAir Magazine Salon Art Competition: First Place Overall (February/March 2020)

The Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition: Landscape Finalist (2019)

Boldbrush: September Finalist (2019) 

American Impressionist Society 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition: Artist Choice Award (2019)

American Impressionist Society 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition: Third Place (2019)

9th Annual Plein Air Salon Bi-Monthly June/July: Best Outdoor Still-Life (2019)

Judge of The Hoosier Art Salon (2019)

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring Online International Exhibition: 3rd Place (2019)

Oil Painters of America 28th National Juried Exhibition: Ted Goerschner OPAM Memorial Impressionist Award of Excellence (2019)

Oil Painters of America 28th National Juried Exhibition: Member's Choice Honorable Mention Award (2019)

8th Annual Plein Air Salon: Honorable Mention (2019)

Plein Air Salon Competition December/January: "Best Outdoor Still-Life" (2019)

Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase: Second Place (2018)

Boldbrush: Best of Show (Oct. 2018)

8th Annual Plein Air Salon Competition August/September: Best Outdoor Still-Life (2018)

American Impressionist Society 19th Annual Juried Exhibition: Southwest Art Award of Excellence (2018)

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 28th Best of America Exhibition: Second Place (2018)

Oil Painters of America Summer Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (2018)

Salmagundi Club SCNY Nautical Exhibition: Best of Show (2018)

Oil Painters of America 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition: Animal Award of Excellence (2018) 

Oil Painters of America Spring Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (2018) 

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Small Painting National Exhibition: Award of Excellence (2018) 

Boldbrush: Honorable Mention (March 2018) 

American Impressionist Society 2nd Annual Small Works Showcase: Honorable Mention (2018) 

The Getaway International Online Showcase: Finalist (January 2018) 

Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: "First Place" (Fall 2017) 

The Getaway International Painting Competition: Finalist (November 2017) 

PleinAir Magazine Salon Art Competition: "Best Building in Landscape" (Oct/Nov 2017) 

The Getaway International Painting Competition: Best of Show (October 2017) 

Oil Painters of America Western Regional: Award of Excellence 2017 

The Getaway International Painting Competition: Finalist (September 2017) 

Boldbrush: Best of Show (August 2017) 

Daily Paint Works: Third Place (August 2017) 

The Getaway International Painting Competition: Finalist (August 2017) 

Boldbrush: Second Place (July 2017) 

Daily Paint Works: Judges' Pick (July 2017) 

Boldbrush: Finalist (April 2017) 

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring On-Line International Show: Merit Award (May 2017) 

PleinAir Salon Competition: 3rd Place Overall (Oct/Nov. 2016) 

Boldbrush: Best of Show (November 2016) 

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition: Second Place (2016) 

American Impressionist Society 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition: Michael Harding Handmade Artist Oil Colours Award of Distinction (2016) 

Oil Painters of America Summer Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (2016) 

Boldbrush: 2nd Place (July 2016) 

Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition: Gold Medal Award (2016) 

Boldbrush: 2nd Place (February 2016) 

Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase: First Place (2015) 

American Impressionist's Society 16th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition: Honorable Mention (2015) 

Boldbrush: Finalist (June 2015) 

NOAPS Online International: Best of Show (Spring 2014) 

Daily Paint Works: 2nd Place (March 2014) 

Boldbrush: Finalist (February 2014) 

Daily Paint Works (February 2014): 2nd Place 

BAA 61th Annual Spring Show 2014: First Place 

Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence: Honorable Mention (2014) 

The Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition: 2nd Place Landscape (2013) 

National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society: Best Landscape (2013) 

American Impressionist Society 14th Annual Juried Exhibition: 3rd Place (2013) 

RayMar: Finalist (August 2013) 

The Laumeister Competition: 2nd Place (2013) 

RayMar: Finalist (June 2013) 

RayMar: Finalist (April 2013) 

Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: First Place (Spring 2013) 

Oil Painters of America 22nd National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division: Seascape Honorable Mention (May 2013) 

BAA 60th Annual Spring Show 2013: Best of Show 

Boldbrush: Third Place (March 2013) 

RayMar: Finalist (March 2013) 

RayMar: Finalist (February 2013) 

RayMar 6th Annual Fine Art Competition: 3rd Place (2013) 

RayMar: Finalist (November 2012) 

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition: Award of Excellence (2012) 

Boldbrush: "Best of Show" (August 2012) 

Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (Summer 2012) 

Oil Painters of America 2012 National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division: President's Award of Excellence 

Boldbrush: Finalist (May 2012) 

RayMar: Finalist (May 2012) 

Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (Spring 2012) 

BAA 59th Annual Spring Show 2012: Best of Show "The Beach" 

BAA 59th Annual Spring Show 2012: 3rd Place "Boats in the French Riviera" 

RayMar: Finalist (March 2012) 

Boldbrush: Judge (January 2012) 

RayMar: Finalist (Dec. 2011) 

Oil Painters of America Online Showcase: Honorable Mention (Fall 2011) 

Boldbrush: "Best of Show" (October 2011) 

Boldbrush: Finalist (July 2011) 

Boldbrush: Finalist (June 2011) 

RayMar: Finalist (May 2011) 

Southwest Art:  21 under 31 Finalist (September 2010) 

RayMar: Finalist (April 2010)         

  

Education: 

Quang Ho- Art Student's League of Denver and studied privately 

C.W. Mundy- Studied Privately

 

Memberships: 

Salmagundi Club 

Oil Painters of America

American Impressionist Society 

National Oil Acrylic Painters' Society 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition

2019 American Impressionist Society 20th Annual Juried Exhibition

2019 "Five and Under" Group Show at Arcadia Contemporary

2019 8th Annual Plein Air Salon

2019 Oil Painters of America 28th National Juried Exhibition

2019 American Impressionist Society 3rd Annual Impressions Small Works Showcase 

2019 Gallery 1261 Escape Group Show

2019 Mondo Tondo Group Show at Arcadia Contemporary

2018 American impressionist Society 19th Annual Juried Exhibition

2018 Oklahoma National Heritage Museum Annual Small Works Great Wonders 

2018 Salmagundi Club NYC American Masters Show

2018 Arcadia Contemporary "Five and Under"  

2018 National Oil and Acrylic Painters 28th Annual Best of America 

2018 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Best of America Small Painting National Juried Exhibition 

2018 19th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition 

2018 Salmagundi Nautical Exhibition 

2018 American Impressionist Society Impressions Small Works Showcase 

2018 Oil Painters of America 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition 

2017 18th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition 

2017 Oklahoma National Heritage Museum Annual Small Works Great Wonders 

2017 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition 

2017 Salmagundi Club NYC American Masters Show 

2017 Oil Painters of America 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition 

2017 American impressionist Society Impressions Small Works Showcase 

2016 The Salmagundi New Members Showcase 

2016 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum- Small Works, Great Wonders 

2016 Gilcrease Collector's Reserve Show 

2016 Oil Painters of America Juried Western Regional Exhibition 

2016 Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Show of Traditional Oils 

2016 17th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition 

2016 The Bennington Center for the Arts Laumeister Competition 

2016 Salmagundi Annual Non-Member Painting & Sculpture Exhibition 

2016 Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried Exhibition 

2016 717 Gallery Fine Art International Invitational Show 

2015 Gallery 1261 Group Exhibition 

2015 Gallery 1261 Small Works 

2015 Gardner Colby Group Show 

2015 American Impressionist's Society's 16th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition 

2014 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum- Small Works Great Wonders 

2014 BAA 61th Annual Spring Show 

2013 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum- Small Works Great Wonders 

2013 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art 3rd Annual Juried Salon Show 

2013 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society's Best of America Exhibition 

2013 Howard Mandville Small Works Show 

2013 American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition 

2013 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition 

2013 California Museum of Fine Art Fall Exhibition 

2013 Gallery 1261 "Group Exhibition" (July 26-Sept. 14) 

2013 Gallery 1261 "New Works/New Voices" (April 19th-June 1st) 

2013 Gallery 1261 "Rethinking Western" Group Show (January-February) 

2013 National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society 23rd Annual Best of America Exhibit 

2013 American Impressionist Society 14th Annual Juried Exhibition 

2013 The Laumeister Competition 

2013 Oil Painters of America 22nd National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division 

2013 BAA 60th Annual Spring Show 

2012 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition 

2012 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division: President's Award of Excellence 

2012 BAA 59th Annual Spring Show 

2012 BAA 59th Annual Spring Show 

2012 American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition 

2012 Gallery 1261 Small Works Show 

2012 Abend Gallery 22nd Annual Holiday Miniatures Show 

2012 Waterhouse Gallery Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition 

2012 American Impressionist Society 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition 

2012 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition 

2012 Oil Painters of America 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition 

2012 Abend Gallery's Artist Show 

2012 Waterhouse Gallery's Small Gems Show 

2011 Abend Gallery 21st Annual Miniature Show 

2011 Waterhouse Gallery's 6th Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition 

2008 Guest Artist for Oklahoma Society of Impressionists

 

Publications: 

American Art Collector "Editor's Focus: Still-Lifes" (January 2019)

American Art Collector "Transformation Series" (February 2019)

Plein Air Magazine "Best of Category Awards" (January 2019)

American Art Collector "Transformation Series" (January 2019)

American Art Collector "Tree Series" (December 2018)

American Art Collector "Artist Focus" (December 2018)

American Art Collector "Tree Series" (November 2018)

Plein Air Magazine "Cityscapes" (November 2018)

American Art Collector "Ode to Autumn" (October 2018)

American Art Collector "Cityscape Series" (October 2018)

Fine Art Connoisseur "Koi Series" (Sept/Oct 2018) 

Fine Art Connoisseur "Something New in Realism" (May/June 2018) 

American Art Collector Magazine: Artist Focus (June 2017)

Lori Putnam Blog: My Struggle: Balancing Creativity and Technical Ability, Derek Penix 2016

Plein Air Magazine "Meet the $30K Prize Winner" (September 2016)

Fine Art Connoisseur "Three to Watch" (Jan/Feb 2016) 

NewsOK "Oils come alive in painting exhibit by Tulsan | News OK" (2015) 

Art of the West (May/June 2015) 

American Art Collector (May 2014) 

Oklahoma Magazine "40 Under 40" (April 2014) 

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (2014) 

Fine Art Connoisseur: "Contemporary Impressionists Receive Recognition" (2013) 

The Artist Magazine (December 2013) 

Fine Art Connoisseur: Exploration and Expression in the Paintings by Derek Penix (2013) 

Fine Art Connoisseur: "Stunning Portraits and a Steel Deer at the Bennington" (2013) 

Fine Art Connoisseur: "OPA Spring Online Showcase Award Winners" (2013) 

Southwest Art Magazine: Feature Article (October 2012) 

Informed Collector Recommends: Issue #880 (May 21, 2012) 

Lines and Colors: (May 2012) 

Canvoo Focal Point: (March 2012) 

Fine Art Views Spotlight: (Nov 2011

Informed Collector Recommends: Issue #698 (August 2011) 

Southwest Art:  21 under 31 Finalist (September 2010) 

Fine Art Views: (June 2010) 

Western Art Collector (2010) 

Performance Magazine (January 2007) 

Tulsa People Magazine (January 2007)

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