I am a 45 years old father of 5 and I have been painting since I was 8 years old. Presently I am a mason and have been since the age of 14. I have painted numerous portraits on commission and for family members. I paint in a style that would be closest compared to Boris. I love painting and would love it if I could paint for a living. I cannot lay brick forever but I can always paint. If you have any doubt about my abilities just wait till the 2012 duck stamp comes out I plan on winning that one.