Derek Russell

Best known for his brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic paintings of amazing people and sporting events.  His mission is to celebrate the beauty of the world and its incredible people, experiences and places. Derek Russell has work collected in over 34 states, including 2 U.S. Virgin Islands and 7 countries.

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 Photo: GSV & ASU

Photo: GSV & ASU

GSV Capital, a Silicon Valley-based investment firm, continues to add to their art collection by hiring Derek to produce vibrant portraits depicting influential innovators from the past 150 years. Creating the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Apple founder Steve Jobs, and NHL great Wayne Gretzky (to name a few), GSV Capital celebrates the contributions and wisdom of these legendary figures, along with the pioneering outlooks that propelled them to exceptional heights. 

Inspired by thought leaders, GSV Capital has gifted Derek's vibrant portraits to former Governor Jeb Bush, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, NBA legend and businessman Earvin "Magic" Johnson, historic football coach and motivator Lou Holtz, 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, among many others.