By Ben Spence
Alfredo Rodríguez; Born in 1954
For Alfredo Rodriguez, painting was as much a part of childhood development as learning to walk or speak. Some of his earliest memories are of illustrating classroom assignments and painting portraits of family members with one of his earliest gifts, a set of watercolors from his mother at the age of six. Born and raised in Mexico in a family of nine children, Alfredo used his God-given talent to supplement his family's income needs.