I was commissioned to create this painting by Robin Boykin for her husband Noel’s birthday. Then I liked it so much that I made it the cover for our POP Dogs 2016 Calendar. I have met Osa in person and she is a beautiful Australian Shepherd that brings Robin and Noel much joy.
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.