Accelerator Fellow (2017)
“I often work at my studio all day making the art/functional mirrors then stay up late at night taking online business courses, fixing my resumes, taking care of website, doing bookkeeping, etc. I often go long periods of time doing nothing but working day and night and not getting out for inspiration or other refueling. I wonder how many years I can really do this for.”
“Running a business is very time consuming, and it can be financially, mentally, emotionally, and physically draining. It forces you to see that being an artist is like running a marathon–lasting success and financial stability do not happen overnight.”
Born into a military family, Nadia Fairlamb spent much of her youth in Europe and Australia, and experimented with painting, drawing, and sculpting. After moving to Hawaii, she took up woodworking, and now creates both decorative and functional mirrors out of tropical hardwoods.
(Based in Kailua, HI; themermaidsmirror.com)