It’s no secret that my family comes from an insanely creative gene pool, but my uncle is definitely the one that has the most creative vibes.
He works a fulltime job as a printer, but also finds the time to read, watch (bad) TV, play as an extra in movies and commercials, write his own novel, paint celebs, historic figures and airplanes, and design and make his own costumes. All in a day’s work, right?
My uncle welcomed us and then took us on a journey through his amazing story as a painter.
I couldn’t believe my ears and my eyes when he told us that! He jokingly said that he thought it wasn’t too shabby for a first try. I’ll say!
But his main source of inspiration comes from… women.
Wait, what? Paris Hilton?
Yup! My uncle got commissioned to do a painting of Paris as a mid-century lady, by her friend AfroJack. This is a picture of the reproduction, the original now hangs on Paris’ wall! Seriously, how cool is that :)
I could fill another blog post completely with all the amazing paintings he’s done. Where he finds the time to do all this completely eludes me!
There was one painting in his show that was very special to me, and I’m saving that one for another time. There’s a great story behind it, too :)
I love being part of this amazing family! ♥