“You gotta love it, you gotta love what you do.”
That from renowned Columbia artist Ernest Lee, known to most as the “Chicken Man” for his iconic artwork featuring … well, you know. He’s going strong 51 years into his art career.
“When I was five, I started drawing. And I told my mom if there was anything in the world I wanted to be, I wanted to be an artist,” he said. “I just picked up the pencil and kept playing with it.” When he got older, Lee began painting the interior and exterior of houses, until someone suggested he start doing “something he could call his own.”
We posit that he did. Read more on Lee’s story on ColaDaily.com.