Derek Nobbs (b. 1980) lives and paints in America's Pacific Northwest. His art and illustrations explore ideas rooted in his geographical environment, especially in satirical series such as Stumptown (2011). This is the nickname given to places in the US where the trees were cut down but the stumps were left. In Guerneville, California the redwoods were logged to rebuild San Francisco after the fire and earthwuake of 1906. These stumps are left until the expansion slows and they can eventually be removed. Nobbs paints on heavyweight hot-press paper (300lb), further giving it that aged look using common elements: coffee, tea, whisky, tobacco and tears.
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