Agnes Derbin-Caulfield, born and raised in Detroit, was always interested in art. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Art History from The University of Detroit. Upon graduation she worked for the Detroit Institute of Arts and enjoyed being exposed to all facets of the art world. She left Detroit for graduate school at the University of Chicago where she earned her Masters Degree. After graduate school she headed to California.
She prefers creating large scale works using colorful oil paints. Agnes almost exclusively paints landscapes but occasionally paints birds, florals or whatever else interests her. Usually she paints from life or memory but sometimes works from reference photos. She paints at her studio four days a week and in plein air when the weather permits.