What is your creative work?
I’m a printmaker and painter.
Tell us how you started your business / creative venture?
I became an art major when I was a sophomore in college and once I saw that it was possible to be an artist for a living so I decided to open my first online shop.
How long have you been doing this? Are there any struggles you want to share?
I’ve been creating art seriously since 2015. I started my online shop back in 2017 so I have been selling my work for about 4 years now. There have definitely been a lot of struggles, for the first few years my shop was open I barely got any sales and felt very discouraged. It takes a while to build up an audience for your work and that’s something I am still working on.
What made you choose this route?
I’ve always loved art but in college I took my first art class and I absolutely fell in love with creating art.
Share a quote you live by. It can be yours or something else that inspires you!
“Silence is what’s keeping us sick.” is a quote by a South African artist named Lady Skollie. I used this quote in one of my paintings from my survivor’s series because it is such a powerful quote. For me, it is a reminder to continue to tell my story and speak up for myself and other survivors of trauma.
What are some resources that have helped you succeed?
My professors at Georgia College & State university were an amazing resource, I learned so much from my time there. Another resource that has been really helpful in reaching a larger audience has been social media such as Instagram and TikTok.
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