We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenny King and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jenny, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process for starting my own business was to set a positive example for my two sons. I wanted to teach them to be independent, self-reliant, driven, and to do what they love. The best way I knew how to do that was to lead by example. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art career has been a roller coaster, with many ups and downs over the years. Overall, art is my lifeline and provides me with a constructive outlet for my creative energy. I’ve invested years working on my skills and educating myself on the business end of art so that nowadays, I truly understand my purpose for making art, and I have the experience to know how to effectively say what I want to say on canvas. I’ve made countless mistakes, learned tough lessons, and did my personal/inner work. All of which was necessary to get to where I am today, to a place that my art expresses a healing human and spiritual journey.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, I love East Atlanta Village for eats and drinks. Gaja is one of my favorite spots. I love the trails at Rope Mill to hike or ride and maybe hit Reformation Brewery for a beer after. I’m a homebody at heart, so I’d probably spend most of the time chillin and grillin in the back yard with a fire pit and a drink.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am especially grateful for all the artists, friends, and patrons who supported our time at Red Door Art Gallery & Studio, my family, Kirk Stansbury, Mary Jane Huegel, and so many more.

Website: https://www.jkingartworks.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenny_king_artist/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-king-15109a13/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkingartworks
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jkingartworks/

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