We had the good fortune of connecting with Caroline Nix and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caroline, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
The most reinvent is the life balance. Less mediocre, more risk can produce greater highs in life . I believe those highs equate to a happy work ethic and being a better business person. Solving problems in new ways, mapping out a thousand different routes to one destination. You are challenging yourself every day, searching for inspiration in the most mundane places. and breaking the routine of a normal career. I wanted a different path.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I opened an art gallery in the spring of 2018, born of a love of fine contemporary art. Specializing in finding original art pieces in a multitude of mediums, I have a deep love of cultivating new talent and sharing the talents of my artists. I represent twelve female artists works that range from small paper works, to large commission pieces.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Gainesville is a large small town. We are located on Lake Lanier. I would say my fun weekend would be bred around food. Starting with my favorite coffee spot Inman Perk. It is located on the Gainesville Square which is the epicenter of what Gainesville has to offer. Best lunch spots would be Sweet Magnolias or Natural Juice Cafe. For before dinner drinks, I definitely recommend Cork It, a wine bar that offers a vast amount of wine and delicious charcuterie boards or Downtown Drafts for a more low key refresher. We have a few great dinner choices – Avocados, Hopscotch and Luna’s are all located on the square.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I might be the lead in my story, but there are a few key people who have helped my journey at different times. Maggie Griffin (Maggie Griffin Designs) knew my appreciation for art, and guided me to the platform to start my gallery. She has encouraged, promoted and mentored me, giving constant insight and help. My gallery neighbor, Jenn Terry (Looms and Lighting) has also been key. She is my running mate in this crazy journey we started at the same time two years ago. I reach out to her weekly for help with issues we both are experiencing or to get a little motivation. I would also like to thank my friends who have supported me and let me help them with their own homes. And to those that go unnamed, you know who you are. You helped push me through when I thought I could not do it. Talked me off the ledge when I was ready to throw in the towel over minor issues, and gave constructive criticism, when I did not want to hear it, but was necessary. You gave me confidence, and changed my journey.
Alexandria Haynes Photography, Happy Everything Photography, Brian Bieder Photography. The group shot with the other women is the women in my special thanks.