- I am a painter. I always have been for as long as I can remember. My parents were always really supportive of my paint. Not always on my subject matter but completely on my passion. I remember being in high school and being told to “be a machenic so I could make money.” My mom told me “to be an artist” because I loved it so I did. I took breaks in my life but I have always comeback to it and it has done me well.