We had the good fortune of connecting with Nigel Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nigel, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I believe the answer to that question lies at the top of the mountain, a journey for the one posing the question. From where I’m standing, I can say my journey has been amazing. This joy would be completely foreign to me if I gave up at the foot of the mountain. I chose to see for myself, instead of being satisfied with stories from other travelers. I’m happy that I’ve endured all that I have so far. As I look behind me, the view here is pretty nice to be honest with you. That alone keeps me going and excited that once I do reach the top, it’ll all be worth the journey. I’ve walked through rain, snow, the scorching heat, lost some luggage along the way but most importantly, I’ve gained new perspective. Along with that, I’ve gained endurance, strength, courage and many more skills. Although I’ve lost luggage, it was replaced by new tools that have helped me tremendously on my climb. So as I tell this story, just know the rest of my journey will yield a new tale. That tale can only be told if I keep going, if I stop…the story ends here.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Every human has a personality, style and vibration to their existence. That alone sets me apart from everyone and it’s all reflected in my work. This hasn’t been an easy journey getting to where I am now, but it was well worth it. I managed to get this far by just not giving up. It’s that simple. The most important lesson I’ve learned is that the best thing you can do in life is, do that which you love. I want the world to know it’s okay to follow your passions even if you have to travel alone.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
First we would take a trip to the High Museum of Art in Midtown. I love going to the museum it’s such a beautiful place. For lunch we’d go to Edgewood Pizza for the best pizza in the city, maybe have some wings and some drinks. I’d introduce them to Little 5 Points, a hub for all cultures. There’s many places to shop including; thrift shops, crystal shops, Ardens Garden smoothies, tattoo shops and more. For some sweet sunshine we’d take a walk on the BeltLine to view the cities skyline, murals, skatepark and even do some yoga in the park.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First, I’d like to give a huge shoutout to my mother and father for believing and encouraging me the most. None of this would be possible without their tremendous support. Secondly, I want to shoutout my Mentor, Vando Davis. He’s an extremely talented individual here in in the city of Atlanta. I’ve learned a lot from him and I’m truly appreciative of his support as well. Last shoutout goes out to all of my family, friends, fellow artists, collectors and strangers I’ve met along the way that have shared their love for my artwork. This was all a dream and with everyone’s help it has become a beautiful reality.
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