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Let me tell you a short story. My name is  Barrow and to some people I’m known simply as ‘Pj’ . Paintboks.com is my baby and I created it back in 2012 primarily as a hobby/pastime with the goal of showing and selling my paintings. I’ve been very lucky and my artwork has been very popular. But unfortunately paintings don’t ‘pay the rent’ so I’ve worked in the catering industry as a Chef for the past 45 years.

On the 13th December 2018 my life was dramatically changed due to an accident at work. I accidentally sliced my wrist open on my right hand. I severed five tendons to my fingers and thumb, severed my pulse artery and severed the Median nerve which is the major nerve in your hand. My hand was operated on twice over three days and an amazing team of operating staff saved it. Almost six months have gone by since the accident and my hand is looking almost normal. But it’s not normal! or rather it doesn’t function as it used to before the accident. I suffer from constant nerve pain in my fingers, thumb and palm. I’m on a daily dose of various pain killers including my best friend ‘Morphine ‘. I know I’ll never be able to paint again and as far as my work as a chef ,, I don’t know the answer to that! All in all I’m having a bad time and sometimes I’m so angry with life for dealing me these useless cards! What keeps me going is a lot of hope. I hope so much that one day the pain will stop... an abundance of love from family and friends and my ‘one and only’ T. I also feel blessed for what I have. I’m truly grateful to those people that have done so much for me, so without sounding corny, I want to ‘pay-it-forward’... and I can do that with Paintboks!

Ok... let’s RE-INVENT my baby Paintboks... and ‘pay-it-forward’...

To all struggling artists out there ! Send me digital photos of your paintings with sale prices and contact information for buyers, and I’ll put them on my website,,,, for free!

But! there are 2 rules;

Send your stuff to:

Pjjbarrow@icloud.com

or use the link on this page.

## DO NOT send your bank account details, I don’t want to know them!!! All transactions will take place between you and the buyer....

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