We had the good fortune of connecting with Charlie French and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Charlie, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I am an artist. I call it Art for $. I want to do what I love to do. And make money!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am very proud of my paintings from my in the fathoms below series. I think they are beautiful. I love to paint them. They are inspired from Disney’s The Little Mermaid movie. I think painting is pretty easy. I just let go. I paint my imagination, and it’s good. Everybody has challenges. I just work hard. I paint everyday. Almost. I keep trying. I don’t give up. I try again. I want people to be happy. I want to share my imagination with the world, so people can be happy. I am happy when I paint. I want people to see that. I think that’s good.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
OK. First, I like Tribal for take-out. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. I don’t care. I also love Tacodeli. And Juiceland. The people are friendly too. And sometimes Cibo if it’s quiet outside. Mostly I like my friends to come and paint with me in my art studio in Oak Cliff. We eat chips and salsa and have take out. I am very happy doing that. I also like to work out. I go by the bridges near Trinity Groves and hike there. I used to go to Oakfit before the virus. I love Oakfit. I call my Dad, The Oakfit Man! If we could go out I would go to art museums. I love museums like the DMA or the Contemporary. I love to see art. But I like to go when it’s quiet. I have not been out in a long time.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
OK. Of course my family. But really, it’s my imagination! My imagination is with me everyday, and makes me happy. It helps me paint. And create. I have to say thank you to my imagination.

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