Painter who had his first solo show in June, 2013 at the Couture Gallery Contemporary Art Space in Stockholm, Sweden. His success allowed him to have several more shows throughout New York City. he has 120,000 followers on hisderekkaplanart Instagram account.
He was inspired by the colors and beauty of the tropical grasslands that make up the African savanna, and the intensity rainfall could bring.
He passed up on art school after high school to pursue a more financially stable path of entrepreneurship in London.
He moved to New York and married realtor Fredrik Eklund. They had twins named Milla and Fredrick via surrogacy in 2017.
He shares a birthday with fellow landscape artist Pietro Cataudella.