We had the good fortune of connecting with Dylan Marie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dylan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
There were several thoughts and reasons for starting our art business. However, the main reason was to establish a foundation for Dylan to be able to support herself in the future without relaying on the government. We have always wanted her to have all of the normal teen years experiences like receiving a drivers license and her 1st job. Dylan is not a typical 16yr old girl and a typical 1st job setting just wouldn’t do! Dylan is autistic and being over stimulated sometimes intensifies her anxiety. She loves to draw and write stories to express herself, why not do it to support herself? Dylan Marie’s Paintings & Illustrations was born just a week after her 16th birthday.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Dylan Marie’s Paintings and Illustrations specializes in custom artwork for your home or office. All are hand painted originals, no prints. She does beautiful canvas pour paintings, in bright vibrant colors. Dylan is a young talented artist that is ready to show you the world from her perspective. Light, love, and rainbows is the best way to describe this young lady’s take on life. Art is subjective! It is whatever you want it to be. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Along with being Autistic, she has Amniotic Band Syndrome, and Mobius Syndrome(visit NORD rarediseases.org to learn more). One is neurological and one is more physical, but neither stops her from achieving a goal. We would like the world to know that what makes us different, IS OUR STRENGTH. Being like someone else isn’t who you were meant to be. Stand up and stand out. Be different and celebrate differences. Show your strength.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank and dedicate this Shoutout to my mom(Danisha), dad(Jonathan), and maw-maw(Bernadine) for helping me with my business. They are always there for me and encouraging me. I would like to thank everyone at my church for praying for and supporting me.