Sure, there’s glory beyond the three-point line, but when it comes to NBA playoff basketball, games are won and lost in the paint.
In the actual world of paint, Rick Amundson will tell you that the most important part, likewise, is the inglorious part. The prep work.
Rick is the manager at The Paint Studio—a paint store opened by High Country Lumber in their former design studio on Sierra Manor Rd.
Rick’s last name is Amundson, he said, like the Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen, except with an ‘o’. “Americanized.”
His parents moved from South Dakota to Bishop in 1958. Not long after, Rick was born and has lived and worked in the Eastern Sierra ever since.
Painting in the Amundson family, began before the move to Bishop. Rick’s father was a painter in South Dakota during 1950’s. A time in which there were only brushes.
Then, one day his father and the guy he was working for found out about a new invention and went into town.
They bought a roller.