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Rising Stars: Meet Autumn Woodland

Today we’d like to introduce you to Autumn Woodland.

Hi Autumn, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
In 2015, I felt an urge to express myself creatively. I’ve been a voice actor since 2009, but there was a lull in auditions and projects.

I graduated from law school in 2005 and worked in the compliance industry since then. I thought it would be fun and restorative to try something new, and creating visual art was a welcomed break from all of the reading and analyzing in my daily work life. I started painting abstract pieces with a combination of acrylic and sea salt for texture. I decorated my apartment with my paintings and eventually, friends and family started asking to buy my work. It took some time to feel comfortable enough to call myself an artist because I didn’t take a traditional path to get where I am. I paint intuitively and I don’t have formal training. But knowing how many people appreciate my art has given me the confidence to acknowledge that I am a visual artist. I also started designing jewelry in late 2019 and opened a shop on Etsy that’s doing rather well.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The biggest struggle right now is balancing my art career and my full-time job. I focus on projects during evenings and weekends. There are plenty of nights when I don’t sleep as much as I should. That aside, I’m enjoying the process.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a visual artist, jewelry designer and voice-over artist. I’m known for my voice work, but I’m starting to get more recognition as a creative overall. The thing I’m most proud of is also the thing that sets me apart from others. I started developing my career as a creative later in life. I’m proud to be an example of how it’s never too late to start pursuing your passion. We can all surprise ourselves and discover gifts we never knew we had simply by trying something new.

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