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Meet Dionna Collins of ComfiArt

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dionna Collins.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
As a little girl born and living in Boston, Massachusetts, I always was interested in art. Since the age of 8 years old, I would attend the Museum of Fine Arts every Saturday and take art classes. I was always around some form of art from music at church, going to the Symphony Pops or some art event with my mom. Then I moved to Atlanta, GA around the age of 11.

When moving to Atlanta at such a young age, this was totally a culture shock. Coming from Boston to Atlanta, was a huge change in the environment, school, and culture. Starting a new school, living in a new city, making new friends was what it was all about, art was not.

I didn’t get back into art until I was 22, eleven years later and I attending the Art Institute of Atlanta and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and then a Master’s of Science in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University in Florida.

Please tell us about your art.
I have a company called ComfiArt which I started in 2016, envisioned an affordable way to bring unique art that you can wear and also decorate your home. We create exclusive pieces while collaborating with artists around the Atlanta area. Our customized items can take any decor from drab to fab. You don’t have to break your budget showing off your style with unique furniture pieces and artwork. ComfiArt is a new, affordable way to make your environment your own.

Whether you select a custom-designed item or choose from our colorful selections, your decor is bound to pop. Show off your favorite quote, pick a design from one of our artists, or choose a pattern that fits your style. ComfiArt isn’t just for the home – you can use our items to promote & brand events, spruce up your reception area, and so much more. The possibilities are endless:

Tradeshows
Promotional Events
Reception
Cocktail Party
Exclusive Dinner Party

ComfiArt also creates special events for our community to expand knowledge about health, social issues, and art education. We are creating something unique or bridging a gap between opportunity for the “starving artists”. Oftentimes, there is not a lack of talent, but a lack of opportunity and resources presented to REMARKABLE talent who are unaware of how to navigate their passions for art into a profitable business. ComfiArt provides social advocacy in many forms of artistic expression.

Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Being an entrepreneur they’re many challenges, especially financial, building a company is hard work. Some advice to those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns is to always stay the course. Never give up and always have milestones in place for the small wins that will always lead up to the BIG WINS, money will always follow.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work on www.comfiart.com and support us by buying our products and coming to our events. Starting in January, ComifArt will provide artist awareness of opportunities to monetize their artistic gifts. This is the year of EXPANSION for ComfiArt! We have a robust schedule of events created to connect with creatives of all ages! From two yrs. old to 102 years old! We are currently seeking partnerships in the area of event locations, monetary and voluntaries.

Events:
Juice and Doodle is an event designed to allow parents to creatively connect with their kids. Color Therapy is an event designed to educate women on navigating different issues in the community through coloring. Design and Muses is an event which twelve artists will be selected to collaborate with ComfiArt and will be invited to discuss their inspiration behind these designs on the Design and Muses panel.

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Image Credit:
Dionna Collins

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