What up, my name is Larry Rodgers Jr. but most people call me L. I’m from Fayetteville, North Carolina. I grew up in the projects where the struggle was real with a single mother on food stamps, two younger sisters, and no father. My mom did the best she could. The streets I grew up in were the only thing I had to look up to because I had no father figure in my life.
The best way to describe my life growing up is to listen to the rapper The Notorious B.i.g. song called Juicy. Even Christmas missed me and my sisters one time when we were kids. It hurt so bad to see my mom struggle like that and to see my little sisters crying their hearts out on that Christmas day because we didn’t get any toys or nothing. I even stole some candy to give to my sisters to try to ease their pain, but nothing hurts worse than little kids not getting any toys for Christmas.
A lot of times we didn’t have any heat in the housing projects when it was cold outside and no air conditioning when it was hot. Going hungry a lot of them days because food was real low or none at all. We didn’t have a lot of clothes growing up. On top of that we had to wash our clothes in the bathtub because we didn’t have a washing machine. I’m not saying all this for people to feel sorry for me but to understand and know where I came from before I tell yall where I’m going.
After all these years of being locked up and getting older my mindset has changed a lot for the good. The more I watch the news about people getting shot and killed every day from gun violence the more I hate guns and the bigger my regrets get for doing all the bad things I did. And now I hate guns more than anything, and my regrets are bigger than my dreams. And my dream is to be a successful painter which already came true but at the same time prison is where I learned how to paint and be successful at it.
I was peer pressured into learning how to paint back in 2016, but any time before that I wasn’t into art and didn’t know anything about it. I was so terrible at art that I couldn’t draw a stick figure. LOL But now I get commission jobs to do paintings for a lot of people and professional athletes like NBA players like P.J. Tucker and former NBA player Shaquille (Shaq) O’Neal who’s holding one of the paintings I did for him and his best friend Alexys Gonzalez in one of the picture you see in my photo gallery. And you’ll see another picture of P.J. Tucker holding up a painting I was commissioned to do for him. As of right now I’m working on another painting I was commissioned to do for P.J. Tucker. I’m saying all this to show that I’m doing something good with my life as a testament to show I had to go through the nasty rain and mud to see a beautiful sunny day.
That being said, I’m looking to meet good positive people. I’m real cool, down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and don’t look down on nobody because I come from the bottom. There’s so much hate in the world that there’s no room in my heart for it. So I hope you enjoy my paintings and thanks for reading. You can leave me your number if you want to, or email address but once I put your email address in the computer you’ll have to accept the invitation to be on my contacts list in order to communicate. Or you can write me directly at the address below.
Take care and have a good day.