I created this portrait for Cynthia Parke. These are her daughters and granddaughter, Lindsey, Lexi, and Melanie. What made this portrait a challenge was I had to take two separate photographs, which were each daughter’s favorite, and put them together as if they were all together in the first place. The most challenging part about that is getting the lighting consistent. In the end, I think it ended up being one of my better portraits. Mom/Grandma liked it and that’s what counts, any way!
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.