A few years ago we were living in Colorado around Christmas time and we looked outside to see these big snowflakes coming down. The contrast of the white snowflakes with the black night was quite beautiful and if you really look at this painting you will see that there is a big “Christmas tree” in the background. This memory popped up in my Facebook notifications and I just had to try and express it through painted form. By design, it is hard to tell where the snow ends and the stars begin… and in this way I am trying to capture the magic of Christmas.
About Derek Alvarez
Derek Alvarez has been creating art since he was 3 years old, so you can say it has been a lifelong passion. Growing up in the city, nature has always inspired Derek through childhood camping trips in the mountains, deserts, and beaches of Southern California. Derek combines his love of nature and travel with his love of Modern Art to create expressive, often whimsical paintings that are unique to his experiences of place through his travels.