The artist had a Santa Claus beard and a face with that weathered look that begs stories to be told. He told me that his art just came to him, not learned or copied or studied. It began when he was 3 years old. His older brother drew but both didn't inherit "artist genes" from the hard working parents.
It's a God-given gift and he's using it to please others and to satisfy his calling. What I found interesting was that the precision ink sketches which were the favorites of most who walked by were not his. his favorites were what looked like abstracts to me but which he titled "high realism spirit" paintings.
Check out the link I left above and then tell me if you aren't as amazed by his artistry as I was.