Hershel Kysar, Denham Springs Member Since November 2011 Artist Statement I was born and raised in Denham Springs, Louisiana where I currently live with my wife and our four children. I am a truck driver by profession and have been taking pictures of the different places I have visited for years. In 2009 a friend of mine asked me to paint a mural for his seafood market. I have always been able to draw but the mural was my first painting. I have been painting in my spare time ever since. I found that I could do far more with paint than I ever could with pencil or charcoal. I find it at times extremely relaxing and at times extremely frustrating, but always in the end very satisfying. My dream is to one day be able to paint, or design and build furniture as my profession.