Derek is famed for being 'The Flaming Artist' - setting his paintings on fire to acheive the unusual paint effect he favours. Derek's technique is unique to him, and helps him create a look which cannot be reproduced. He applies paint, and then puts on a liquid resin, to give a glassy, 'puddle' effect, and then puts on an ignition fluid (sometimes using his best malt whisky!) and sets it alight. His work have ranged from his 'lava' themed pieces - http://www.arteryuk.com/Abstract+Paintings/Golden+Lava+Diptych/ to his love heart themed paintings - http://www.arteryuk.com/Abstract+Paintings/My+Heart+ii/.
Dereks full collection at Artery Gallery can be viewed here: http://www.arteryuk.com/artists/Collins,Derek/1/