I was inspired to create this after I created a similar painting of a Palo Verde against a purple wall. As I walk around the trail and neighborhood by my home, I regularly see Desert Willows and I just love their shape and the color of their flowers! The green wall I chose is a “cooler” blue, which really compliments the “warmer” green leaves and pink blooms.
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.