In this episode of the Girls That Create podcast, host Erin Prather Stafford chats with Volta Voloshin-Smith, a talented watercolor artist and entrepreneur. Learn about Voloshin-Smith’s journey, her advice for aspiring artists, and her design business, Color Snack.
Voloshin-Smith’s passion for watercolor began at an early age. She shares her early influences and how they shaped her artistic style. From the vibrant colors to the medium’s fluidity, watercolor became her preferred choice for expressing creativity.
As an artist, finding a supportive community is crucial. Voloshin-Smith emphasizes the significance of connecting with like-minded individuals who understand the challenges and joys of being a creator. She shares her experiences of finding a tribe and how it has positively impacted her career.
About Volta Voloshin-Smith
An immigrant from Moldova, Volta Voloshin-Smith celebrates food with art and animation. She is the founder of Color Snack, and her mission to watercolor the world can be seen in the various projects such as custom illustrations and animated Gifs, brand activations, and workshops that she leads for notable brands like Dallas Mavericks, Home Depot, Michaels Stores and others.
Voloshin-Smith has taught thousands of students in her online and in-person watercolor workshops, where she encourages everyone to rediscover their inner artist. She is the creator of Watercolor Meditations, a concept, and online class that combines breathing exercises with watercolor techniques for a calming and relaxing experience.
Voloshin-Smith is also the co-author of “Art+Affirmations,” a creativity journal with prompts to explore and live a creative life. She has illustrated a paper-weaving kids’ activity book that inspires a calm and centering experience. In 2021, her first illustrated book, “Watercolor Snacks,” was published.
Voloshin-Smith was also one of the first 100 members to be part of the LinkedIn Creator Accelerator Program, where she created engaging content on creativity, mindfulness, and food topics of creativity, mindfulness and food.
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