Derek studied fine art at UCONN where he found his nature based style of whimsey. He focused on Photography where he isolated aspects of atypical nature to show the beauty of all of that world. Hiking and camping have always been a passion and allowed Derek to get closer to the natural world for inspiration and retreat. Recently Derek found a passion for sewing and specifically making custom costuming. Derek's love of the outdoors and his family's love of fairies merged together into Fairy Transformations where Derek and family can help others find their inner fairy. Come get your fairy on!