This portrait is of Karyn Garvin and her dog, Luke. Karyn is the owner of Karyn’s Divine Dog Training and Luke is a huge inspiration to her. Apparently, I did a great job capturing Luke right off the bat, but I had to make a few revisions to please Karyn (although if Luke could talk, he’d probably say I made him look funny).
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.