My son Sam and I were walking in the neighborhood one day when we saw this beautiful bird sitting on a Texas Olive tree! Sam loves animals and birds most of all, so I was inspired to create this painting. After doing a little research, I discovered that it’s called a “Yellow-breasted Chat” or “Icteria irens” in Latin. I hope you enjoy it as much as Sam and I did.
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.