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The Tamil Creator (Ep.15): Thiviyaa Sehasothy – Marketing Professional By Day, Savvy Art Entrepreneur By Night
Thiviyaa Sehasothy, aka Art By Thiviyaa, is a Toronto artist and painter whose specialty is creating magic on canvas with custom & original work for clients. She joins Ara to discuss various topics including her first sale, how exhibitions built her confidence, the simultaneous balance between being an artist and a small business owner, and the personal legacy she wants to leave behind.
Ara Ehamparam
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01:06 - Introducing Thiviyaa Sehasothy aka Art By Thiviyaa

04:05 - Thiviyaa credits her brother for her success

07:41 - Ara’s brother impersonates him in public

09:15 - How Art By Thiviyaa came to be

14:15 - How exhibitions built Thiviyaa’s confidence

19:03 - Thiviyaa’s first sale

23:30 - How Thiviyaa balances being an artist and a small business owner

26:36 - The difference between an original piece and a print

29:59 - Thiviyaa’s most popular art pieces

31:40 - The concept of doing something once and being paid for it repeatedly

34:20 - NFTs

40:58 - Thiviyaa’s biggest insecurity

46:59 - Where Thiviyaa sees herself in the next 3-5 years

50:35 - How Thiviyaa views money, the importance of valuing your work

58:55 - The personal legacy Thiviyaa wants to leave behind

59:52 - Advice Thiviyaa would give to other Tamil creators

1:02:02 - Creator Confessions

1:07:35 - The wrap up


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