Summer of 2017… we have been living in Ksamil, Albania, which is a 30 minute boat ride from Corfu, Greece. We’ve made a few trips to Corfu over the years and that is my inspiration for my latest painting… a panoramic view of the island of Corfu and a sailboat floating nearby. As you can imagine, sailboats are quite popular here and I added an extra degree of whimsy with my color choice for the sails, which are usually white. In my mind, my wife and I are on this boat, celebrating our 10th anniversary of marriage on July 7th… which we actually will be doing in Corfu!
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.