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

Hi Lex, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I feel with being an artist literally every step you take on this path is a risk.

When I first decided to even attempt to be apart of my first art show I took a giant risk. I changed my normal Instagram into a business page & started posting my work. I was nervous for the response I would receive from people since at the time I’ve only been painting less than a year.

That first risk gave me the courage to go harder with my work. Especially when at one point my art was my only source of of income once COVID hit.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m most excited about the team and other creatives I’ve come in contact with since I started taking my art seriously. In this lifestyle you don’t go searching for a team they find you. And in Atlanta it’s literally a community of us that push each other everyday to go harder. We put each other on to different opportunities because your team can’t win if you’re selfish.

It definitely was not easy, I’ve came in contact with some “teams” that didn’t exactly respect me as a artist. We often forget that besides the art that the artist matters too. I had to find my community of genuine people that has shown me from day one what a real “team” looks like.

I want the world to know that my art isn’t the only thing I have to offer. I’m an all around creative person that dabbles in everything and that’s what sets me apart from other. From creative directing photo shoots to helping set the tone for events & setting up to come out with my accessory/clothing line coming soon. I’m excited to put my creativity on every space I can.

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 first have to start by visiting the High Museum, I just love that each level takes you through a certain area of art. It’s like a building that tells a story.

I would have us visit the Edgewood market on a Saturday. It’s always great to see black creatives & entrepreneurs in relax environments & listen to them talk about their business.

And of course on Sunday we would have to get brunch downtown cause who doesn’t love brunching on Sundays 😭

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother deserves majority if not all the credit when it comes to my work ethic & how I push myself.

She was the first one to put money into my business because she saw something in me that I didn’t even see in myself. Without even asking she’s created a space for me to just work on my craft.

No matter where the shows are rather it’s a lounge or a hour+ away from the house my mom always shows up for me. She’s my biggest supporter & I would be half the person I am without her.

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Twitter: @_LovableYou

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