What is your creative work?

Contemporary Portraits.

Tell us how you started your business / creative venture?

Like most mothers, the beauty of giving life made me question the life that I was living, what was important to me, and most importantly, the legacy I was leaving behind. At the time I had been so focused on building my corporate career I didn’t realize how far I had gotten from my artistry. So, I started to slowly jump into the mix of art shows, gallery tours and creative events. I began to meet interesting people who helped inspire and motivate me to get back into the studio and begin creating again. From there, I opened a business account, created a website and started introducing myself to the world as an artist.

How long have you been doing your creative work?

I’ve always been an artist but I decided to start take it seriously after I had my daughter in 2014.

What made you choose this journey?

I knew that if I didn’t at least try I would always regret it…

What kind of struggles did you face in your journey?

Most of my struggles have been internal – from trying to find my style and voice to experimenting with various mediums… it’s an ongoing dance but I’ve discovered that my struggles mainly stem from wanting to achieve perfection in everything I do… a personality flaw…but I am working on letting go of this mindset.

What is one advice you can give to creatives struggling right now?

Set goals that are realistic to you and your situation. Focus on achieving those goals instead of measuring yourself based on what others are doing.

Share a quote you live by. It can be yours or something else that inspires you!

Dance as though no is watching. Love as though you’ve never been hurt. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth.

Mark Twain

How can people learn more about you and your business?

What are some resources that have helped you succeed?

Visit Art Basel! I’ve been attending for several years now and every time I go it is MIND BLOWING! I always leave completely inspired, humbled and ready to create!

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