Interview with Sema Martin, Pet Portrait Artist, Author and Art Business Guru

Episode #11

In this episode, Bonny is joined by the inspiring pet portrait artist, author of Art Is My Career, and new mum, Sema Martin. 

Sema talks us through her lifelong love of drawing, explains why she decided to study aerospace engineering after leaving school, and how it led her onto working for Nasa for 3 exciting months. She also explains what prompted her to leave the world of engineering and branch out as a full-time pet portrait artist. 

Bonny and Sema discuss the freedom that running your own business has brought them, debunk the starving artist myth, and talk business, marketing and the benefit of delegating work where you can. 

Sema also shares what life is like as a working mum after welcoming her daughter into the world four months ago, how being a new mum has changed the nature of her business, and how she hopes to be a role model and inspiration to her daughter when she grows up. 

Plus, Sema shares her thoughts on finding your own style as an artist, the benefit of realising there is no right or wrong way to draw, and she even shares her tips for drawing beautifully white whiskers! 

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If you'd like to find out more about Sema Martin, head to her website here, follow her on Facebook here, and find her on Instagram here

To buy a copy of Sema's book, Art Is My Career, click here.