Native ( didn't have a car) and when I walked in the store with my easel and stuff Marie ( the owner) said cool! Are you going to paint Elhadji the visiting artist ?
Wasn't planning on it but I thought why not? So I did! It was fun -I incorporated his jewelry into the painting. I ended up trading the painting with Marie for one of his silver cross necklaces- win win!
He is from Niger, Africa and you can see a video about him here.