Episode 001: How Abi Salami went from a corporate career to being a thriving artist

Episode 001: How Abi Salami went from a corporate career to being a thriving artist

Aug 30, 2018


On today’s show, we had a great conversation with Abi Salami, an Accountant turned artist.

A self-taught artist, Abi graduated with a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and worked in public accounting and real estate for almost a decade before deciding to follow her passion for art as a full-time career.

Her work ranges from vibrant abstract art to imaginative, surrealistic paintings. Although she primarily works in acrylic paint, she is also very fond of experimenting with various mixed media mediums. Her artwork has a dramatic sense of life and energy because of her use of bold hues and interesting textures.

She is redefining what it means to be an artist. Go off script with us as we learn how to break into the art industry and leap when life pushes us in the direction we know we should go.

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Mentioned in this episode:

  • Abi’s Instagram: @abi.m.salami
  • Abi’s website: abisalami.com
  • The painting hanging behind Abi during our conversation (also pictured below) is for sale on her website
  • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
  • “What did you fail at this week?” – Father of Billionaire Sara Blakely


  • Really believe in yourself because you will get a lot of NOs
  • Wake up and do something! You don’t need to be inspired to create. If it’s not perfect, you don’t have to share it.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to create something that is not great.
  • Turn off Instagram. Comparing yourself to others just creates anxiety and insecurity.

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