Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Nothing is common about my work, each project is unique ,and special. Or it's not worth doing.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. New paintings in acrylic on canvas, sales will benefit conservation efforts for Monarch Butterflyies and Wish children. murals ,and ceramic panoramas pending. Prints are available.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Grand -daddy used to say, " Boy, good thangs aint cheep,and cheep thangs aint good. " " You get what you pay for , so learn to appreciate True value, let it show in your work, and people who really appreciate that will be willing to pay a respectable price for it. "
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. A good artist friend told me once ,about how to stay motivated, " Just keep your brushes wet with paint and keep the moving."
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. No one does what I do like I do it ,my work is original,My work is Hand Crafted. My prices are reasonable. I Love what I do and all-ways tend to put more of myself into my work than I generally bargain for. But I'm no push over. You get what you pay for.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The Freedom of working for myself,being outside,singing while I work,
Butter-flys landing in my painted work ,sort of. Once a dove landed on my hat while I was painting a window and the customer was watching from inside.I was singing a song about Peace of Mind. I still get God bumps I like to call them!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. What do you Charge for custom work?
answer: How much is a custom pair of cowboy boots?
It depends on the job,each project is different. Prices vary from one job to the next,but I'm fair .
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. When I had received a plaque from our Mayor ,and showed it to my mentor ,he stated he had been painting for 50+ years and never got a plaque from the Mayor.
He told me he was proud of me. That meant more to me than the plaque, for he was an elder of our church and he knew my folks before I was born . He was such a wonderful influence on me . I miss him a great deal . The plaque was nice and looks cool hanging on the wall, But I can't eat it for dinner.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. In this day and age of cyborgs and high tech. advancements. Craftsman-ship is almost a lost art.
I am a skilled craftsman ,and do all my work by hand. There are a few tools of the trade that enhance my work. But , I'm a student of The Old School. I take great pride in my work ,and put my heart ,and part of my soul into everything I do. God has blessed me with a few wonderful talents. I do my best to let it show,and share it with the world.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. As I stated before , Henry Camp , a kind and dear family friend , taught me: much more than just the trade , but more about the value of friend ship , honesty ,and a good work ethic.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. The ones I do for the people I care for , that have no price on them ,for they are gifts ,from my heart.
Portraits,of lost loved ones or new babies , graduating seniors, good dear friends.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Your never to old to learn, I'm always willing to learn something new , Learn to read ,then read to learn.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. There are lots of new technologies , new products." My dad says , I don't need a computer, I got a pencil." I've been thinking of getting an old cranking telephone handle and putting it on a monitor and telling him , Pop I went and got you one of those new fangeled gadgets fer ya." just as a joke, I'm also a clown ,and do a lot of volunteer work with , Pop gives me a lot of material, he is so funny that he keeps me in stitches.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Posted in my photos , Rays Pharmacy in Mansfield, Texas. Research , a lot of work. Not enough. Too long, ( Dad had cancer surgery in the middle of it.)
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. It's not complicated. It's really simple. Tell me what you want. I'll give you a price.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. "Keep your brushes wet. Keep them moving."
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Do I accept credit card payment for my work?
Yes, I just set this up to accept credit cards on -line .