Derk Hansen has more then 150 limited edition lithographs and collector prints plus over fifty limited
edition collector plates to his credit. There are also scores of incentive and special
commission art products on the market bearing his name. Thousands of collectors
worldwide enjoy his work. Admirers and peers
alike are always looking forward to the new
projects that emanate from Derk’s Saddle Tramp
Studio. Derk has managed to stay as elusive to
the public, as some of the wildlife he so beautifully
represents in his work.
If you are looking for him, you will not find this artist
in the main stream of the art world. A cattle drive,
working young horses in the round pen or hanging
out with his cowboy friends playing his guitar, is
more his style. One day he might be in Africa on
safari doing fieldwork for new paintings or you find
him working on a documentary video in the rugged mountains of New Zealand. Then
again, you could find him studying bald eagles in the wilds of Alaska or researching for a
humpback whale painting off the island of Hawaii.
For over twenty years Derk joined his buddies as a stunt man and actor as they reenact
the defeat of the notorious Jesse James gang in Northfield, Minnesota. Here, Derk has
left his mark by creating a seven-piece set of pencil drawings depicting this historic event
of 1876. Maybe you spotted him as one of the wranglers in the Great American Cattle
Drive of 1995 from Fort Worth, Texas to Miles City, Montana or bumped into him on
Kodiak Island in the Golf of Alaska preparing material for a bear painting. Back home
you might find Derk at one of the major art shows where he has been recognized for his
impressive work. Whatever the circumstances of his appearance might be, take a good
look, for he won’t be there for long. He’ll be off on some new adventure, looking for
subjects and places to paint.
Derk is an adventurer and a dreamer, managing to do for a living what most of us can only
fantasize about. He shares his experiences with us through his artwork, so vividly, that we
feel that we are there to.
This is a rare opportunity for you to start your own collection of Derk Hansen’s artwork.
His talent will bring you pleasure for years to come.