George Monds was born and raised in Chattanooga. He first became interested in drawing after he saw a portrait his mother drew of his grandmother. George is a recovering alcoholic and has been homeless on and off for the past 20 years. At various times, he has been able to move into low-income housing and has begun putting some structure back into his life, in part with help from his "Hart family." George has spent a few Christmas Seasons as a bell ringer with the Salvation Army. He has a heart for children, and donates 10% to St. Jude's Children's hospital. George hopes that selling his artwork will help him reach his goal of becoming self-sufficient one day.