Camryn Green isn’t old enough to drive or vote as of yet, but she is a testament to her generation, holding true to the fact that members of Generation Z are doing wonderful things as they prove that age is just a number.
At only 13-years-old, this talented teen has sold over 500 paintings, is the author of a published children’s book, and helps support another teen in Liberia.
This phenomenal 8th grade Thales Academy student sat down with newsobserver.com to talk about how she does it, in addition to giving some sage advice for other young entrepreneurs. Check out a snippet of her interview below.
Q: You started selling your artwork five years ago. How did you become an entrepreneur at 8 years old?
A: I always wanted to be an artist. I’ve been painting since I was 4, although I’ve never taken any art classes. One day I just stopped the color-by-number painting, got out a canvas and painted freehand, and it actually looked pretty good. We (my mom and I) made a Facebook page and orders started coming in, so we started Camryn’s Creations.
Q: How many pieces have you sold, and what’s the price range?
A: About 500. Paintings range from $20, our smallest size, to our biggest, which is $100.
Q: What are you doing with the money?
A: Some of it’s going into a college fund, some goes back into the business, and I also give back to the orphans in Liberia whose parents have died and they can’t afford to go to school.
Q: What made you choose to support that cause?
A: I have a friend from Liberia, and his mom has always told me how bad it was for the orphans. Since I was little, I always wanted to help them, so when I started my business I immediately wanted to do something. I’ve been able to sponsor a yearly scholarship for a young lady named Princess for two years, and we’re doing it this year too. It’s $300 a year. She’s 13, too. I really want to go to Liberia to visit her. She sent me an outfit – a Liberian outfit and I love it – and I sent her a necklace and one of my paintings.
To read the remainder of Green’s interview, click here. We definitely have a feeling that Camryn’s Creations is just beginning to inspire!