Today we’d like to introduce you to Nichole Burton.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started drawing at the age of 5 years old. My room’s walls were my favorite places to draw. At the age of 8, my uncle and Mom turned my room into an art studio. I use to cut up my skirts to make clothes for my Barbie’s. In the 3rd grade, I taught my class how to print and write in cursive because my handwriting was better than my teacher’s handwriting.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being an entrepreneur hasn’t always been easy. There are weeks where money is coming in and then some weeks where I’m wondering if I should get a job. Starting out, I was a single Mom with 3 kids and had to bring them with me to vendor events. I lost a lot of sleep due to either going to school after work or staying up to paint orders. Another obstacle was not being business savvy early on in my business.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a surface designer. I specialize in painting Black people in a positive light. Here recently, I’ve been painting murals in people’s homes and businesses. I’m known for custom work, earrings, and now, the murals. I’m proud of my ability to not have to use stencils and the emotions that my art invokes in others. I freehand my artwork and if I need a stencil, I’ll make it myself.
Any big plans?
My future plans are to create passive streams of income by having some products manufactured to be drop shipped.
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