Derek is a young artist from Tuba City, Arizona. He came to the Hozhoni Art Program in 2010. He works in all kinds of mediums, and frequently uses art to communicate due to his speech disability. His favorite subject matters are people and musical instruments. His love of music and his friendly, outgoing personality show through in his drawings. From simple sketches to large multi-color paintings, he works very quickly and in short bursts at a time. He will use lots of paper in a short period of time. He enjoys working with and helping others, playing sports, and playing with animals.