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

Hi Rakhee, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Motivation and determination is what helps keep me going and drives me to be successful. If you can motivate yourself well, nothing can stop you. You have the power to choose a positive mental attitude no matter what you’re going through. It’s your responsibility to look at the positive side of things, in every situation, and move ahead in life. A positive mental attitude benefits you personally and professionally.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is a combination of realism and abstract which has been inspired by my love for surrealism from a child. Early on in my career I was working in all styles to build up my clientele and experience. This went on for many years before it started taking its toll on me both professionally and artistically. After having my son I made a decision to change the direction of my work and was prepared to accept the financial challenges it faced. At first it was tough to introduce a new style to the world however due to the experience I had gained over the years I was able to transition this process in a coherent way. At no time during this transition did I feel it was the wrong move. Having a determined focus on my direction was near certain the reason I was able to pursue the style I wanted to work in. I’m incredibly proud of this decision and the doors it has opened up for me. I’m also very excited about what the future brings in my career.

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?
Unfortunately my time in Atlanta was very minimal so I wouldn’t be the best person to ask. However I would love someone to show me the best spots next time I visit.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Mike Saul – for his encouragement and company

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