Portrait artist Joe Leyba is real busy this time of year.
That’s because he gets up from his easel and hits the road for some on-location art work.
Joe is Austin’s go-to guy for painting storefront windows for the holidays. But he doesn’t work alone. His daughter Miran and other artists are part of his traveling art team.
You may recognize Leyba. He’s usually featured by one or more of the local TV news stations every Christmas season. He is also friends with Willie and a number of local celebs.
“I love doing this. I have been doing this since I was about 8-years-old,” said Leyba.
Leyba has been painting the Furniture in the Raw storefront every holiday season for the past 20 years.
“Joe’s work is great and we look forward to it every year. But most importantly the customers love it too,” said Furniture in the Raw owner Harriet Greenlee.
“It’s also a great way for us to pull people into the store. It gets people’s attention.”