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. 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.