Per Aspera Ad Astra
Pavel Vlasov AKA ‘Paul’ first caught a passion for airbrushing at 10 years old when he spotted an artist at a fairground touching up some panels with stunning graphics. That instantly transfixed Pavel’s attention and he instantly resolved to become an artist just like that man he’d seen. Pavel was born and raised in the former Soviet State of Latvia in a low-income family. His love of airbrushing never ceased and he tracked down the fairground artist and after his mother offered the man some money, commenced lessons with him. After just one session, the man turned Pavel away telling him he’d never be good at his newfound passion. His mother, however, was his biggest fan and encouraged him to keep going.