We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Walker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Megan, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I am a woman on a mission.

In 2020 I was faced with the scary reality that I might not be able to do what I love again. My right arm was fractured and, in a cast, so my life plans changed dramatically. I have been an artist all my life but after fracturing my arm I realized I did not take my dreams seriously enough. I found myself working in an office job, not related to art at all, after graduating with an art degree and it took a serious injury to finally wake me up to be set back on my path.

I’ve discovered that my true passion is to create art with the intention of motivating and inspiring others, as it motivated and inspired me through tough times. I am currently still healing, but it is worth it because if this injury has taught me anything, it’s that life can be unpredictable, and you never know when your next chance will come, so take it now!

With this newfound motivation to attain my dream life, I decided the best course of action was to start a business. I was fortunate enough to have been born with an innate entrepreneurial spirit, so this came quite naturally to me.

And so, my business journey began…

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Pursuing an artistic career hasn’t been easy – there have been times when I’ve doubted myself, when I’ve questioned whether I’m good enough or if I will fail. But ultimately, it has been immensely rewarding! Pursuing an artistic career has allowed me to tap into a part of myself that I never knew existed, and I am grateful for that.

When I come to a bump in the road however, I don’t let it stop me, in fact I try to learn from it! Maybe I need to try something different, maybe I need to change my approach or find a new market to target. I realized the only way I will find out is to keep going; to keep fighting for my business, until I reach that sweet spot where I know success awaits me.

When it comes to my work, I offer functional ocean-inspired resin art with a rustic flair. I use only the highest quality materials, and each piece is carefully crafted with attention to detail. I offer a wide range of prices and styles to suit any budget, and I am always happy to work with customers to create the perfect piece, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one.

I pride myself on being dedicated and persevering. No matter how tough things get, I always find a way to keep going. This dedication has served me well in my newfound career, and I have been able to achieve a lot because of it. My clients know that they can rely on me to get the job done, no matter what. They also appreciate my willingness to go the extra mile, and this has helped me to stand out from the competition. In everything that I do, I strive to be the best that I can be, and my clients benefit from this commitment. When it comes to my work, I will never give up or give in – no matter what.

Afterall when you create something, you are putting a piece of yourself out into the world. It can be a scary thing, exposing your inner thoughts and feelings to others. But it can also be incredibly rewarding. Art is a way to connect with others, to share your experiences and emotions. It can be a way to heal, to work through tough times. And it can be a way to simply express yourself. Whether you’re painting, writing, or composing music, creating art is an act of courage. It takes vulnerability to put yourself out there, but it can be so worth it. So if you’re feeling brave, go ahead and create something today! You never know who it might touch.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The support of my family, community, and mentor has been incredibly instrumental in my success.

Growing up, my mom always encouraged me to pursue art. During my high school years, every weekend she would take me to extra art classes an hour away, and I was able to develop my skills as an artist. I was so in love with art at the time I knew it was what I was meant to do, I just didn’t know how to do it.

When I went to college, I continued pursuing art but became lost in my direction as responsibilities set in. I graduated in art history, with a heavy emphasis on fine art, but ended up taking an office job because I didn’t believe I could be successful with a career with art.

Fast forward to me fracturing my arm, I realized I needed to pursue my art again or I would never be truly happy with my life going back to an office. I’ve had to work hard to overcome challenges and build my company from the ground up, but I couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement of my family, my community and my mentor Jenna Webb. They’ve been there for me every step of the way, and I’m grateful for their love.

Website: MeganWalkerArtStudio.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meganwalkerartstudio/

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