Camryn Green started drawing at the age of four. By the time she reached thirteen, she has sold over 500 paintings through her thriving online business, Camryn’s Creations. But this busy 8th grader did not stop there. She also managed to write a children’s book, “Think It, Believe It, Do It” and is also a motivational speaker.
When we asked Camryn how Camryn’s Creations was born, she said, “I started painting at 4 years old, but at 8, I started my business online.” What inspired the business? A Facebook post!
“My mom posted some of my pictures and people stared ordering them!” Camryn told us, “I knew I had a business.”
Camryn’s paintings range in price between $20 and $100 and center around black experiences.
We had few more questions for the talented teen.
Black Excellence: Do you study other artists? If so, who do you look up to?
Camryn: I love art and viewing other artist but have several artist mentors and supporters I salute. Artists Stacy Utley, Ashley Neville, Howard Barry, and Sondra Strong.
Black Excellence: What has been your favorite piece of art you have worked on and why?
Camryn: Yes. I made [my favorite one] this year during during Black History Month. I call it Unity & Equality. I have had several issues this year in my private school that have caused me to have to stand up for equal rights. I find that showing love and embracing our differences works!
Black Excellence: What advice do you have for other young entrepreneurs?
Camryn: I have lots of advice in my new book, “Painting The Big Picture: How To Become A youth Entrepreneur.” Get the book at CamrynsCreations.com. Being an entrepreneur is not easy, but it is worth it. Keep going. Never give up and always give back.
Giving back is one advice Camryn practices herself. She gives 15 percent of her sales to charity.
Find out more about Camryn and her work at CamrynsCreations.com.