A: They never said anything to me, but everyone has been teasing me, saying you probably just didn't see it, but I'm sure I would have.
Q: What's your art background?
A: I've been drawing all my life. I started doing pastels in the 1990s, and that's what I prefer. I've done some art in town. I did one of the Peer to Pier murals last year and one this year. I did one of the rain barrels for the city and a StreetWorks sign [on the East End].
I do a lot of variety [in my subjects], but for the past few years -- and maybe because I've been a bartender for so long and been around bands so many years -- I've been drawing a lot of musical instruments.
Q: What kind of music do you listen to?
A: I like a little bit of everything. I like rock and heavy metal, but I like Frank Sinatra too.
Q: What's next for you?
A: I'd like to submit some stuff for juried shows and do more pet portraits. I'm looking to work with a veterinarian with that. I've got about five pet portraits I'm supposed to do, but with the music stuff, I've kind of gotten behind.
A friend of mine has an Iron Maiden cover band. They wanted me to do this 9'-foot-by-6-oot backdrop for their band. I did that, and suddenly I'm getting bands commissioning me to do stuff like that.Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.