Gina Naik is a self-taught artist specialising in creating unique and hand-crafted string art pieces. Her small business – called Artwork by Gina Naik – is based in Verulam.
“It all started on Valentine’s Day 2020,” says Gina, when she made a special piece of string art for her boyfriend. The joy she felt in creating something with her hands sparked a passion that has turned her hobby into a small business. When the pandemic hit, she was inspired and encouraged by her significant other to begin creating customised pieces for clients – and went public in November 2020.
“I’m an average corporate person with loads of creative ideas; I have a strong and deep affection to caffeine, fictional everything and sunflower fields; and even though I’ve always leant towards creatively, I never thought I’d reach the point where people pay for my artworks – it’s an amazing feeling.”
Gina’s business has made substantial progress, with her attending various social events, networking with other talented individuals, gaining a following on social media platforms, and even attending one of pop culture’s biggest events – Comic Con Africa.
String art is a visually stunning art form creating pieces that are textured and dynamic. Every piece is handcrafted with the highest quality materials sourced locally, and clients can choose to add personal messages to match their loved one’s taste and style.
What better way to show your love than with a personal hand-made gift? String art is a meaningful way to express your feelings and make your loved one feel special. Whether you’re looking for a romantic piece for your home or a thoughtful gift for a loved one, we’ve got you covered!
“My goal is to gain enough momentum to turn my passion project into a full-time business and collaborate with other artists and businesses to craft something remarkable.