Bioregional art from the central coast of California


Derek Schultz is an artist born and currently working in Los Osos, California – a haven of biodiversity on one of California's last remaining estuaries, where fresh water meets the sea.

Since 2008 Derek has been growing and refining his bioregional style of painting, a type of art which celebrates the natural beauty of the local wildlife and native plants, the interconnectedness of all living beings, and the graphic beauty of ancient human art forms from cultures worldwide.

Derek studied painting at UC Santa Cruz from 2004 - 2008, where his work took on influences from modernism, ancient world arts, magical symbolism, tattoo design, environmental science, and anti-capitalist political theory.

The work he now produces is a meditation on the interconnected nature of all living beings and an expression of love for the real world: the more-than-human fabric of our planet's incredible and diverse ecosystems.