(KUTV) Dave Kindig's work combines his love of drawing and working with his hands with his passion for cars.
"I can pretty much draw a car just off the top of my head, remembering what it looks like from just studying," Kindig said.
He finds beauty in the shapes, colors, and textures of cars.
"My art, the things that I admire the most, actually are the shapes and the feel of the embodiment of the vehicle," he said.
And he gets to work with people who share the same passion.
"I live vicariously through others, while it's my hot rod dreams," he said.
When he meets with a client, they discuss what the person likes and their visions, and then he gets to work.
"Within about 5 or 10 minutes of talking to somebody, I'm already imagining what the car looks like going up and down the street," he said.
It takes him at least 12 to 20 hours to put what's in his head down in paper, and then it's up to his team to make it a reality.
He'd love to do all the work himself if he could, but it's not possible with 16-22 cars in the shop at one time.
"I love getting my hands dirty, but I think it's something that you just have to go, 'Ok, you've got the right guys and gals here, let them run with it,'" he said.
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