Adam Gonzalez, better known as the Pancake Picasso, is a California-born 33-year-old artist who has lived in Arizona for the majority of his life. Gonzalez isn’t an ordinary artist, though. Ss a matter of fact, he doesn’t even consider himself an artist at all.
Three years ago, Gonzalez’s 3-year-old daughter, Reagen, showed him pancake art videos on YouTube. Gonzalez immediately knew that pancake art was something that he could possibly do. Sure enough, with a little bit of practice, he began creating pancake art. This is when his artistic abilities came to light.
“I didn’t even know I was an artist until my friend told me I was,” Gonzalez says.
Gonzalez’s neighbor and friend, Mike Graham, convinced him that he was an artist and pushed him to pursue his artistic abilities to the next level.
Graham died shortly before Gonzalez had success with his pancake art, but the inspiration that he left on Gonzalez was something that will stay with him forever.