Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MAG - The Man Behind the Art

MAG was born in New York City (Washington Heights). His mom was a very gifted artist too. She was a kindergarten teacher for the NYC school system. Sadly, she passed away at the age of 63.

MAG's father was estranged from his family when MAG was very young. His father has also since passed away (cancer).

When MAG turned 18 he joined the United States Air Force. He served in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s during Desert Shield. He lived in a tent for four months and still talks about it! Funny fact: He loves animals. He tried to bring a camel back to the states to keep as a pet. But the quarantine was too long and expensive so he backed out. He served his country for about 8 years before receiving an honorable discharge (and several awards from the service).

MAG has worked as a welder, machinist, etc., but his heart has always belonged to art. It has always been his dream to earn a living doing what he loves.

MAG's talent is not limited to just sneakers either. He is a very gifted sculptor and he loves to paint vinyl toys.

MAG and I have been married for 16 years. We were married in Charleston, SC.

We have four children: Nicole, age 21; Joey, age 18; Gabrielle, age 14; and Matthew Jr., age 11.

Our children are also very talented. Like they say, it runs in the family. Our daughter Nicole is a gifted artist and writer. Our daughter Gabrielle is also very talented at drawing and writing. Nicole is pursuing a career in writing while Gabrielle is working on building a portfolio to work for Pixar one day.

I know MAG is called a "celebrity" artist all the time, but honestly, he is just a regular guy who loves to paint. He is extremely hands on with the kids and is more domestic and I am!

MAG also loves making his customers happy. He gets so excited when he receives feedback from happy clients.

If you want to contact MAG you can email him directly at mag@punkyourchucks.com
He reads all his emails and will answer you!

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