Name: Darea West

Instagram Handle/Username: @its.daray and @darayarts

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Hi my name is Darea, I’ve been into business since I was young. I am currently in the process of establishing an LLC. I am an artist, business consultant, I deal with partnerships & promotion. I sell clothing, glosschains etc. Painting takes a lot of my time but most people don’t know I’m partially colorblind. It’s funny when you think about it.

What Inspires You Every day? : What inspires me most are the people who didn’t believe in me. I want to excell, so they can read about me in the paper and know they helped me do it. I want to buy my mom a new house & a car. That’s not all but I can’t stop until I see what’s in my dreams become a reality.

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What is some words of wisdom you live by?: “I release the noise in my life.”

“I have everything I want I just can’t see it yet.”

What is your ultimate goal in life? : I keep seeing myself in the indoor pool of my mansion looking outside at the mountains with the family I started. So when I have the déjà vu moment I’ll know I met my goal 😉

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : LOL I have been under a lot of pressure managing school, business, and making time for friends and family. The break was much needed for everyone.

What is a positive message you would like to give others? : Fear is the only thing that can keep you back. Whether it’s the fear to lose money in order to make it, or put out a product only YOU love. Don’t feel stupid for excecuting ideas when others haven’t even tried.

Everytime I put out a product I have no idea if I’ll get laughed at. My best pieces were the ones I hated.

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What questions would you like to ask others?: Have I inspired anyone?

What was the hardest thing for you to establish your business?

I know everyone who recieved a specific painting if you are ever looking for the new owner to sell.

Lastly, let me know how I can make your experience better each time you visit my art page ! @darayarts on Instagram

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