Joe Hernandez is a retired teacher with thirty years of teaching experience. He retired two years ago and began painting full time. His painting experience began about eight years ago. About ten years ago, he restarted his friendship with Gabriel Salazar, a renowned artist, helping him with art shows and keeping him company. Gabriel began to encourage Joe to begin his art again, so to help with job stress, he began to pick up a brush. Joe began to work with watercolor, then acrylics, followed by oil. Now that he is retired, Joe is experimenting with other none-art-painting mediums, such as epoxy, and spray paints. He plans to continue with different mediums and hopefully reach his potential as a true artist.