I was recently featured on Shoutout Atlanta’s ‘Work & Life’ segment. I share my perspectives on risk and it’s impact on my life and career. I also share my inspirations, dealing with perfectionism and favorite spots around Atlanta. I don’t get out much but, I do have a few places I enjoy going to 🙂

Here’s an excerpt of the interview below:

Hi Simone, what role has risk played in your life or career?

The risks that have had the biggest influence on my life, are the ones that involved moving to a new place. When I graduated from college, instead of moving to the closest city and starting a life there, I chose to drive across the country with my husband, from Georgia to California. We had no real job prospects or a place to live yet, but we truly believed that we had to try and if we didn’t go then, we would probably never take the chance again. It was definitely scary, but I do remember feeling hopeful and having a strong conviction that it was where we were supposed to be…….

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

I am a contemporary artist with a focus on Abstract portraits and Figurative art inspired by Women, Fashion, Film and Music. I use inks, watercolor and gouache combined with digital painting techniques to create my work. I would like my art to inspire women to see themselves in a positive way and to create inspiring, stylish and feminine living or work spaces for them……. 

You can read the entire article here : https://shoutoutatlanta.com/meet-simone-elum-portrait-figurative-artist/