My love for creating art was born out of luckily artistic genes, a wild imagination, and sadly, a deficit in anything math or science related. Throughout my life, I have found painting, and creating in general, to be an excellent source of stress-relief as well as a productive and creative way to expend excess energy and spend my free time.
Through meshing my passion for contemporary music and my hobby of painting, I have created a successful and (more importantly) enjoyable sideline, painting portraits and illustrations inspired by pop culture. I have participated in numerous community events in Calgary, AB, such as Market Collective, Commonwealth Collectors Club and RAW: Natural Born Artists as a means of sharing my work with others. Additionally, I was selected along with 23 other artists to design a beer label for Village Brewery, and have been invited to sell my work in a gallery at Buttermilk Fine Waffles and a 4 month pop-up at Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters.
Under the handle @artbylindsder, I have established a social media presence resulting in a consistent stream of commissions, the sale of 1000+ greeting cards and hundreds of art prints, and recognition from musicians such as Anderson Paak and Logic.