Her high school years “never clicked,” visual artist and entrepreneur Mahala Sahara Preudhomme said.
“I was never studious,” Preudhomme said. “I just wasn’t a good student.”
But she comes from an educated and well-traveled family.
“That was No. 1 to my mom,” she said. “You must have an education, and that meant a master’s degree.”
In 2014, Preudhomme graduated from West Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem then attended Forsyth Technical Community College.
While leaving the college after one year of studying for an associate in arts degree, Preudhomme discovered her groove.
“I always had art supplies so I just started drawing in my free time,” she said.