#56 - 'Take your Work Seriously but don't take Yourself Too Seriously' says Amira Rahim - Artistpreneur & Abu Dhabi's Lady of Colour
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Amira Rahim, Artistpreneur and Abu Dhabi's lady of colour has blazed a trail discovering her artistry signature through colour. Colour has become her healer and her therapy. Her early artistic endeavors were trying to be 'picture perfect' and recreating exactly what she was looking at but this work made her miserable and demotivated. It wasn't until a fellow artist and blogger commented on her use and appreciation of colour which Amira completed resonated with that she realized her relationship with colour was her key to her artistic journey. In this interview we discover more about Amira's Learning Curve of her journey, how she interprets the lessons she has learnt along the way. She share's her project this month called 'Art for Syria' and share's with us why its important not to take yourself too seriously.
The Audio Interview
The Interview Questions
1) tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became an artist and a colour nerd
2) Was has been your biggest art / colour influences here in the UAE in terms of people, places, architecture, nature etc
3) What kind of artist are you and what is about art that makes you buzz?
4) I've read through your numerous interviews that you say art should speak to you and tell a story. If you are speaking to a non arty person how would you get this message across
5) This month you are working on a project for Art For Syria - where did this idea come from and what do you hope to achieve
6) How does an artists organise their day because I feel like its not something you could time manage? Am I wrong?
7) How have you been able to build your credibility in this market? is the art market in the UAE buzzing?
8) Has collaborating and partnering with complimentry services helped you develop your business or is it a very solo focused business
9) If you could time travel back to your younger self, say 16 years old and have 15 min with your former self to communicate any lessons you've acquired with the intention of saving yourself mistakes and heart ache, what would you tell yourself?
10) Is your art subject to change? How do you think it will evolve in the coming years?
11) What would you say to other ladies out their on the edge of starting their own business - but just need that final push.
12) Where do you think you are on your learning Curve?
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