(www.rubenbarbosa.com) Twitter: @BondRuBond Raised by my grandparents in a small town makes you appreciate the simple things in life. Good friends and a lot of family is always great for support. I have been painting since I was a young boy. In the past 15 years I started with oil paints and have enjoyed the versatility of the medium. I have donated artwork to several non-profit organizations such as local Chambers of Commerce, Airedale rescue and special events for children. I believe that giving a part of your work for a good cause goes a long way.