About the Artist: Born in Australia in 1979, RJ Derby learned from an early age that he could leave behind the pains and sufferings of his reality by entering into the world of his imagination. After many years of soul searching, RJ Derby took it on himself to begin showcasing his artwork to the world. He is a digital artist, photographer, designer, tattoo designer, writer, philosopher, and recently began to combine is art into jewelry. His style of art has been received with both criticism and praise. Some have stated his artwork can be “confronting but exciting” at the same time. Most pieces are drawn from the artists own life experiences and each tells its own story of happiness, sadness and belief. But as the artists says himself, ‘It’s never about what I can see when I create my art… what stirs inside my mind at the time of creation and what ends up lying on the canvas are small matters compared to what the viewer sees, and what stirs within them’.