Born in 1965 in Liverpool, Derrick Fielding developed a love for the art style featured in many comic books such as The Beano and would spend hours at a time with his head in the pages. It was commonplace for him to purposely misbehave just to be sent to bed early, this of course, was all a ploy so that he could continue reading his favourite comic. As he grew older he found a passion for drawing and he used this passion to make games for himself and his local friends, luckily, he never ran out of supplies as his father was a painter and decorator, ensuring he always had rolls of wallpaper that Fielding could use as canvases.
Excelling at Art during his school life, upon leaving school he took up an apprenticeship as a sign writer at Aintree Racecourse, this served to influence his distinctive style of animation and painting in future years to come. Also inspired by Liverpool's architecture, Fielding spent hours of his spare time painting landscapes of the city in bright and beautiful watercolours for his friends and family. After seeing how popular his works were among his peers, he left the sign making industry to take on painting commissions full-time.
For his unique business idea of combining his commissions with a framed presentation of a Liverpuddlean street with the names of the inhabitants he received a Business Award and had his own football board game he had designed produced and sold. Marrying his wife in 2005, he states she has inspired him greatly with a 'Younger' outlook on life. Painting his own contemporary style, he now has a publishing contract with Washington Green and has had his works distributed worldwide.