Having studied Greek art in college, I’ve found it kind of amazing to see the living people look just like the ancient art! Two of the features that really stand out to me are the eyes and the nose. Inspired by Greek art and the living people, I’ve decided to create a series of paintings focusing on Greek portraits. The reference for this painting was a Greek model in a magazine. I changed most things, except the pose.
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.