Needville artist works  on a much larger canvass

Needville resident Paul Sanchez works on a mural in downtown Rosenberg.

Paul Sanchez said he’s been an artist for as long as he can remember.

And all his years practicing and painting were worth it.

The Needville resident paints murals in hospitals, airports, schools, and most recently, on Second Street in Rosenberg.

“I was asked to paint something that complemented Ol’ Railroad Cafe,” Sanchez said.

“But there was a catch. Before I started the mural, I was asked to keep the man already painted on the building. So I had to plan around him.

“Come to find out, the man painted on the building owned this very building years and years ago.

“They wanted me to leave his legacy.”

Sanchez said it’s taken him about three weeks to complete this project.

“I’m currently painting a No. 819 Train,” Sanchez said. Sitting on the steps of the train is the owner of the building.

“The hardest part about my job is the pre-work,” Sanchez revealed.

“Before I get started, I have to do a whole set of stencils and that takes as long, if not longer, to do than the mural itself.

“But the end result, seeing it all come together, makes it all worth it.”

Sanchez has lived in Fort Bend County for five years. He said he’s happy to leave his mark on the community through this mural.

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