This was my first attempt at an iPad painting – the one that started it all! I was inspired by David Hockney to get an iPad and create some paintings on it. For my first subject, I chose a view of the Saranda, Albania bay at sunset… that’s a view of Corfu, Greece in the background on the left. In honor of our upcoming return trip to Saranda, 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.