I created this painting of a Cholla flower because I was inspired by all the subtle colors and tones in the petals. Although it’s not a flashy flower, it’s still beautiful in its uniqueness. In particular, the green-yellow-white-cream combination really stands out to me. I tried a couple things for the background before arriving at what you see here, which I feel really compliments and showcases the flower.
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.