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December 9, 2013 

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Soul Ortiz carefully details a grape vine as he paints a mural of colorful grapes on the side of Vince's Produce Market in Bradenton. Ortiz, 40, has been painting most of his life, but this is his first large mural for a business and the pressure is on! Ortiz is no stranger at Vince's; he is not only the resident artist, but also the market's deli chef and kitchen manager. Ortiz is originally from Puerto Rico and has been in Florida for six years-a place he is has grown to love. So how does he combine his passions for painting and cooking? For Ortiz it is simple. As we part he picks up a brush and a bucket of paint, with a humble smile and a glow of contentment he offers his final words of wisdom, “Remember, cooking is art too!” GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald

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Soul Ortiz carefully details a grapevine as he paints a mural of colorful grapes on the side of Vince's Produce Market and Deli in Bradenton. Ortiz, 40, has been painting most of his life, but this is his first large mural for a business and the pressure is on!

Ortiz is no stranger at Vince's; he is not only the resident artist, but also the market's deli chef and kitchen manager. Ortiz is originally from Puerto Rico and has been in Florida for six years -- a place he is has grown to love.

So how does he combine his passions for painting and cooking? For Ortiz it is simple. As we part he picks up a brush and a bucket of paint, with a humble smile and a glow of contentment he offers his final words of wisdom: "Remember, cooking is art, too!"

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