We had the good fortune of connecting with Brittany Barnwell-Bishop and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brittany, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I’ve always known that I was creative. When I was little, I wanted to be a fashion designer. As I got older, I went into the marketing industry because of the creative aspect. Then, I eventually found my place in the nail industry. Being a creative is a part of who I am, so it only seemed right that I work in an artistic career. I love the idea of being able to express myself freely and get paid for it. How cool is that? Art allows for not only expression, but an exertion of confidence that otherwise might be overlooked in the artist. It allows for a glance into who the artist is as a person. And I find that to be beautiful and fascinating.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Tiny Kanvas is a mobile natural nail business that focuses on nail health and artistic expression. Brittany believes nails are a small canvas that you can take anywhere. She takes great pleasure in adding beauty to that tiny canvas and knowing that her work has the potential to be seen from a unique perspective. Her focus for her art is hand painted designs that incorporate the latest trends of the nail industry. Abstract designs are amongst her favorite designs to create. She loves to use gel products because for her they are the easiest to work with when trying to contract designs. The nail industry has so much to offer and is forever changing so as an artist, design opportunities are limitless. Brittany loves taking inspiration from things she sees in her day-to-day life and reflecting that expression on the nail. Inspiration is everywhere for her, especially in the heart of Atlanta. Brittany believes that nails are an underrated part of the beauty industry. She also believes that nail health is just as important as skin or hair health. So many people want to have pretty designs but forget about the health aspect. Brittany pushes her clients to see that they can have both, beautiful and healthy nails. As a nail tech, her first priority is nail health and she understands that as an artist the creativity and designs must always come second. She believes in being transparent with her clients and keeping them knowledgeable on their healthy nail journey.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would go to brunch at Negril Village! Then, after brunch head to Little Five Points for some major thirfting. It’s always great to see some of Atlanta’s museums; The Georgia Aquarium or High Museum. ATL is known for being the birth place of the civil rights movement, so it would be befitting to see the MLK Museum or APEX Museum. Then grab a quick lunch at Slutty Vegan. Later, we would go for drinks and dinner at Mr. Iceys Kitchen & Bar!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband, my family & my friends have been my biggest supporter and motivators when it came to starting my business. For all the times I doubted myself, my work, my plan, they were there to keep me encouraged. I appreciate every single client that ever gave me a chance whether you came back or not. The support has been amazing and I am forever grateful!

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TinyKanvas?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tinykanvas
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/tinykanvas/

Image Credits
De’Anthony Bishop