Talented Schenectady artist finds success by following her dream

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Artist Le’liece Lassiter of Schenectady almost talked herself out of following her dream. Initially, the 22-year-old woman was considering a career that seemed more stable – in biology.

However, happiness won out of just paying the bills, so she went all in and decided after graduating from UAlbany Summa Cum Laude, she would take a risk and let art lead the way for her – and boy it has.

In fact, one of her pieces of artwork sold in a Long Beach, California gallery for $800.

However, it gets better. After a hair care product owner saw some of her work on social media, Lassiter was invited to submit her work as part of a design contest for the woman’s product – and she won.

Lassiter feels the sky’s the limit, but she also remembers that she almost didn’t say yes to art.

Check out some of her artwork, by watching the video of Elaine Houston’s story.

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