‎"Stumptown" ~Mixed Media 22 x30" 

On view now at Roq La Rue.
Head to http://dereknobbs.com/ for details.

Stumptown is a name or nickname that has been applied to places in the US where the trees were cut town but the stumps were left. In Guerneville, California the redwoods were logged to rebuild San Francisco after the fire and earthquake of 1906. Portland, Oregon was nicknames Stumptown after 1847 when growth forced them to cut down the trees to make way for more city. The stumps were left until the expansion slowed and men could remove them.

Upcoming Shows

August 12th, 2011 
The Blab! Show

Also I will be showing at Roq La Rue in 2012!
I couldn't be more excited about this!



Dereknobbs.com is now up and running.


Jun 10th

If you are in Seattle come to Roq La Rue this Friday, June 10th, to celebrate their 13th year! See the art of John Brophy and Melissa Forman! In addition to John and Melissa's exceptional art, I will have a couple pieces up! One of which has yet to be revealed to hungry eyes. See you there!

John Brophy/Melissa Forman at Roq La Rue!