North Shore Volunteer Spotlight: Fermin Pulido

September 14, 2018 By dflorian

“De las semanas que he estado aqui, me he dado cuenta de la dedicación, del afecto, la paciencia y el amor expresado en este estudio.”

“Over the past few weeks, I’ve come to appreciate the dedication, affection, patience, and love that I see here in the studio.” -Fermin Pulido

To say that Fermin Pulido has been a nice addition to the North Shore studio would be the biggest understatement of the century! Fermin joined us through ReEmployability in July of this summer and since then has been nothing but a gentle, observant, and flexible presence in our studio community. Every day of the week, Fermin comes in ready to assist with everything from taking attendance to leading palette knife painting workshops; he’s even gone as far as bringing in some headlight restorer for the company car when he noticed its lenses were fading one day. It’s been great having you in our studio, Fermin!

Please enjoy an interview between North Shore studio artist Phil Gazzolo and Fermin:


Phil Gazzolo: How did you hear about Arts of Life?


Fermin Puildo: I had an accident at the company I work for and was sent here through ReEmployability.


PG: Did you know any of the artists before starting?


FP: No.


PG:What do you like most about Arts of Life?


FP: I like how facilitators and staff come up with creative ways to help artists bring their ideas to fruition


PG: What do you like most about being in the studio environment?


FP: I like how the staff motivate others. I also like the high level of respect and self-discipline that exists in this studio.


PG: Are you an artist and if so what kinds of art do you do?


FP: I am an artist. I like to work with acrylic, oil paint, and watercolor.


PG: Do you have a favorite artist?


FP: I really like the Colombian painters Kat and Botero.


PG: What do you do when you are not at Arts of Life?


FP: I enjoy watching movies, going to restaurants, and shopping with my daughters and my wife. A personal hobby of mine is fishing but I enjoy spending most of my time with my family.


Thank you, Fermin!!