Derek Mace passes away, tutor and painter of PVC insects

Last week I was told that the artist Derek Mace had passed away.  He was my tutor when I first went to art school in Great Yarmouth as a cocky 16 year old.  He was aways a charming affable person who took his teaching seriously and put up with our many confrontations - from an angst teenager, who thought he knew it all.  

I learnt more about art in those first two years at Gt Yarmouth than I have since.  I had hoped our paths would have crossed since returning to Norfolk and I would have thanked Derek for his patience and willingness to teach such a pain in the ass.  

Tomorrow I will be attending Derek's funeral at Colney Wood Burial Place, Wednesday, July 2nd at 10.30am - to say thank you, and to see all the other people, who's life's he touched - 

 Derek Mace - PVC Insects circa 1980's

Derek Mace - PVC Insects circa 1980's