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JoAnn Bortles

I start painting custom automobiles and bikes in 1979. I had no prior experience and heard all. There were plenty of errors. There were times I did and wanted to quit, vowing to not paint bicycle or a different car. But I came back into it.
After so many years of learning very hard courses in the custom industry, it is very gratifiying to have the ability to pass those classes onto others. In 2003 I had the opportunity accomplish one of my dreams and to do so. I had been given the chance to work with Motorbooks Publishing and compose my very first book, "How to Custom Paint Your Motorcycle." I had always dreamed of being a writer. Since then I've had 6 books printed, the latest being, "Advanced Airbrush methods," and among my novels have been translated into Japanese.
Back in 2007 I was very proud to have myself and my job featured in Southern Living magazine. This was first period in the history of the design and lifestyle magazine, that an person who was employed in the custom motorcycle industry and automotive was comprised by them. And in 2007 NBC News filmed and came into my shop. This piece has been shown on NBC's Today Show in July 2007 and can be seen on MSNBC's Video website.
Another proud goal was having a car my firm painted win one of PPG's 2006 Top 5 Most Outstanding Paint awards, appearing in their own Vibrance product advertising in 2006. Our job has won a number of awards over the years including several championships.
I also work as a photo-journalist for a number of the leading motorcycle magazines such as American Iron, which is the number one selling motorcycle magazine in the world. I am presently testing riding gear. And I recently interviewed winner of the AMD Metr, Kris Krome and like interviewing people in the market

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