Derrick Breidenthal combines severe space, light and color to express the identities and emotions of the regions he paints. His landscapes, influenced by rural America, are part vibrant and enthusiastic, part traumatized and bare. Breidenthal attended The University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) and Johnson County College (Kansas City, KS). His work has been exhibited throughout the US. A Missouri native, he lived in Colorado for 10 years before returning to Kansas City in 2004, where he currently resides.