Before the Hub, I was making art and exhibiting, but I was not selling. In fact, I was spending all my spare dollars on materials and paying entry and exhibition fees. I didn’t even know how much I was spending because I was too scared to really know the cost.


I am a full-time artist who spends almost every day in the studio. To be a full-time artist has been my life’s ambition and is my biggest achievement. I am living my dream and doing work that feels good, and I believe my work helps others to feel good too.

Simone Patterson