There is a comedian who talks about how his wife takes so many pictures that he has to get a new computer to store them all… well, that’s my wife, so every once in a while I go through old photos and see if any can be deleted when I stumbled upon one a friend of ours took when she came to visit us while we were staying in Saranda, Albania. She flew into Corfu, Greece and snapped the photo before taking the ferry over to Saranda the next morning. We have fallen out of touch with this friend, so it kind of struck me after I completed the painting that the inspiration is a sunset.
About Derek Alvarez
Derek Alvarez has been creating art since he was 3 years old, so you can say it has been a lifelong passion. Growing up in the city, nature has always inspired Derek through childhood camping trips in the mountains, deserts, and beaches of Southern California. Derek combines his love of nature and travel with his love of Modern Art to create expressive, often whimsical paintings that are unique to his experiences of place through his travels.