Derek Fine was introduced to scrimshaw by his father, renowned scrimshaw and whaling art authority Doug Fine. At age 10 he began doing the art of scrimshaw, and at age 19 was working professionally.
Since 1990, Derek has pursued his scrimshaw career on the island of Maui. His most popular subjects continue to be traditional whaling scenes and Hawaii’s diverse marine life. Following in his father’s footsteps, Derek hopes to someday become a sought-after name as a foremost Scrimshander and authority on whaling art.