Federico El Pintor

My name is Federico Pintor

I want to start by expressing my gratitude for God that he has brought me to where I am today. My love for art has been a constant in my life, but growing up, my family struggled to make ends meet, and we couldn't afford art school. Despite that, my passion for creating never wavered. I know firsthand how difficult it can be to pursue your dreams when you don't have the means or support to do so.

Eventually, I found my way to barbering, and it was like a whole new world opened up to me. Cutting hair allowed me to express my creativity and connect with people in a way that I had never experienced before. My grandparents generously let me use their basement to set up shop, and before I knew it, my unique hair designs had gained a following. I opened my own barbershop, and the rest, as they say, is history.

But despite my success in the world of barbering, I never forgot about my first love, art. It's like a part of me that's always been waiting in the wings, patiently waiting for the chance to emerge. That's why I'm embarking on a 40-day journey during Lent to do art. I want to use this time to reconnect with the joy and inspiration that art brings me. I also want to involve others in the process, to create something together that's greater than the sum of its parts.


The idea is simple: I'm going to let people leave their mark on my canvas, and then I'll create something based on those marks. It's a reflection of how we all leave our mark on each other, how we shape each other's lives in big and small ways. I want to capture that in my art, to create something that speaks to the depth and complexity of the human experience.

Ultimately, I believe that we all have a purpose in life. For me, it's about using my God-given talent to connect with people on a deeper level. I hope that my art can inspire others to pursue their dreams, even when the road ahead seems long and difficult. Thank you for taking the time to read my story.

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