This was my third attempt at a painting on my iPad. This was inspired by the road on the way from Saranda, Albania to the beaches in Ksamil. The body of water is Lake Butrint, which is part fresh water from the mountain runoffs and river springs and part salt water from the Ionian Sea. In honor of our upcoming return to the area, I decided to rework the painting with where I’m currently at and I must say – what a difference 5 years makes!
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.