VIDEO: An artist's work is now on display at the Black Archives of Mid-America and it's a sense of pride for Sean Tiller. It's also his way of giving back and perhaps inspiring others.
"This is one of my more recent, made last year," Tiller said. He calls it space art. Tiller, 27, said painting brings him joy -- the colors, the texture and the fantasy of these imaginary planets. His works are now being featured at the Black Archives of Mid-America coffee shop in the 18th and Vine District.
"To have this level of attention being brought to my artwork is still hitting me. Feels good. I'm very appreciative of it," he said.
Tiller started getting attention on social media, showing his spray-painting technique.
While he's always loved art, he said he only discovered this passion for painting in his 20s and it's not his day job. He's also a Kansas City, Missouri, firefighter.
"I love being a firefighter. I love being able to enact change in whatever significant way I can," Tiller said. "I think those are the two similarities between firefighting and art. I want to be able to impact somebody's life with it."