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. One of his drawings was exhibited on a nation-wide tour at age 12. He earned an art scholarship to the University of Arizona, focusing on oil painting, graduating in 2004, Magna cum Laude. He began selling his oil paintings while still in college, exhibiting his work in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York City. His work can be found in several public and private collections throughout the country. Currently, he is working as a full-time artist while traveling with his wife and two sons, and shipping his artwork throughout the world.