Deciding to pursue an artistic or creative career path isn’t for the faint of heart. Challenges will abound, but so many of the artists we speak with couldn’t be happier with their choice. So, we asked them about how they made the decision in the first place.

 Francine Pozuelos | Polymer Clay Artist

The reason I pursue an artistic career was because art has always been a way of expression. It has also been therapy for me. I’m not always good with words and sometimes emotions can get the best of me so with my clay creations I am able to give my feelings a physical form per say. It’s an outlet and escape from the harsh realities we face in real life. Through my art I have been able to bond and show my son how to express himself. So when in doubt just art it out. Read more>>

Cameron Locke | Artist ,Model and Entrepreneur

For the freedom to choose how I can positively effect the world thru my art. And I originally fell in love with acting as a teen that inspired me originally. Read more>>

j.a. (jen) sweeney | author/artist/photograp

in 2018, I had a weird dream. I woke up, wrote it down and then thought about it non stop for about a month. I thought it would be a great children’s book. So after a month, I started writing. I had never written before but the dream was so vivid, it poured out easily. Read more>>

Andre Boyer | Actor & Culinary Host

From a young age, I always wanted to work in entertainment, specifically acting… I didn’t know it would be a journey and or have so many obstacles that are out of your control. But the dream of working with the greats like Dicaprio in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Costner in The Bodygaurd and Denzel Washington in The Hurricane made me want dive right in and go on an adventure. I always had a huge imagination growing up. Read more>>

Katie Martin | Entrepreneur, Makeup Educator, Fitness and Wellness Enthusiast

I was hard wired for creativity since I was born. I was adopted as a kid and raised by wonderful parents without a lick of artistic acumen (business owner and an accounting teacher!) – and I remember them feeling like they didn’t even know what to do with me at times. EVERYTHING for me was an art form or a form of creative expression. So – I guess it was just compulsive. Read more>>

Christine Almendras | Freelance Graphic Designer

Simply put, I pursued an artistic career because I refused to go into a field that my family wanted me to go into, which was either a nurse, doctor, or lawyer. When I was accepted into my university in 2015, I was surprisingly supposed to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy! Then, out of the blue, without telling my family, I changed my major to Digital Media. Read more>>

Niccole Rumans | Creative Director for ComedyCowhide.com

I pursued this creative and artistic career in comedy entertainment because that is my passion in life. I want to entertain people and make them laugh because it is good for the heart and soul. Read more>>