Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in fine arts but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Lynn Payne, Founder of Lynn Payne Art, located in Charleston, WV, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Lynn Payne Art, I am a painter specializing in portraits of people, pets, and homes. My customers are sophisticated and design-savvy, many being repeat clients.
Tell us about yourself
I started out doing pen and ink house renderings and advertisements for local retailers and developed my painting skills. I am motivated by a strong desire to create and stay inspired by my surroundings.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I am able to work at what I love and get paid for it.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Keeping up with promoting my work through social media and emails.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Know yourself and stay true to yourself, discover what sets you apart, and don't compare yourself to others.
- Don't commit to a deadline that you can't fulfill.
- Kindness, respect, and integrity are three words that I hope reflect in my service.
Where can people find you and your business?
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