Story Behind "A Blazing"

by Gregg Visintainer August 08, 2014

In 2014 was approached by a local Carlsbad firefighter at my gallery regarding drawing a firefighter piece. I told him I would need some experience, knowledge and motivation to create something for that subject matter. On February 17, 2014 I had the pleasure of working a full 24 hour shift with the Carlsbad Firefighters at Fire Station 1. I went on all their calls, rode on the fire trucks and ambulance, ate and slept in the firehouse and shared many stories. It was an experience I will never forget. It truly made me realize how amazing these guys are and that they are all willing to give up their life to save another.


"A Blazing" was drawn live at Disney's WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney in the month on May in front of thousands of onlookers. This was the first time I've drawn in front of people for this amount of time. Customers had an inside look at how Viz Art Ink was created from start to finish. 


This piece is dedicated to all firefighters and paramedics who serve the public and sacrifice everything so we can live safely and peacefully. Hidden you will find many different aspects of being a firefighter and paramedic.
Gregg Visintainer
Gregg Visintainer

Gregg “Viz” Visintainer is an extreme doddle artist and gallery owner whose unique artwork contains hidden pictures, words, and messages relating to each theme called Viz Art Ink.