Vincent Li, 26
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Job: Freelance Artist
For now, I paint advertising and repaint murals for Farmville. It started as a summer thing after I graduated we with my BFA in Painting and Drawing, but it's kind of snowballed into an amazing opportunity and I couldn't be happier. I've also done a painted Piano for Greenville, but I'm itching to get on those walls downtown at some point.
Why: I do it because it's more fun than almost any other job. I'm also my own boss to some extent, which can be a good or bad thing at times.
What are some things you are passionate about: Besides painting, I do some pottery on the side. I'm also very passionate about eating.
Why do you think what you do is impactful/important: I think what I do helps create interest in the area; it adds personality to the town and hopefully it makes people proud of where they live. Also, it helps when giving people directions.
Anything else you'd like to share about yourself: Well, I'm fortunate enough to where I have support from my family, my friends, and members of the Farmville and Greenville community (I know friends and community members were two different things, but just consider yourself a friend too.) Discrediting luck and being in the right place, at the right time, they're a major factor in how I came to be where I am currently; so, thank you to those individuals. You're all super neat.