Sabrina Terence is a world famous artist, DJ, model and TV host. Sabrina’s passion for art was born in 1998 when she had her first painting lesson whilst living in Germany. Her passion developed further as she began exploring some of the world’s best art exhibitions, including Art Basel, Art Berlin and Art Fair Singapore. Sabrina Terence attributes her inspiration as an artist to abstract art, and she seeks to utilise a bend of acrylic and oil on canvas, allowing her to create her signature work which usually includes big bold colours. In 2016, Sabrina Terence became the first contemporary abstract artist to send her artwork into space, at a whopping 200,000 feet about Earth. Sabrina sometimes combines her artwork with her performance as a DJ, where she will complete a live painting in conjunction with her music at corporate events. Sabrina Terence got behind the decks in 2007, and has gone on to receive global recognition for her skills, recently ranking 22nd in the Female DJ List Worldwide. As if all of the above wasn’t enough, Sabrina can also be found on TV – where she hosts shows like Dubai Talk Show and Motorheadz. I am pleased to present, my interview with Sabrina Terence…
When someone asks you what do you do for a living? How do you respond?
I am an Artist. I create positive vibes within my paintings and as a DJ for special events. My career has blessed me to travel around the world meeting different people and experiencing new and exciting cultures.
To be honest, nothing as I’ve been concentrating on finishing my new art series for an upcoming coffee exhibition. I’m a coffee junkie currently living in Finland where people love coffee so I thought it would be creative to use the grinds to create unique art pieces with coffee.
When you think about your childhood, what book comes to mind?
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. I remember watching the movie many times as well. To be honest, the book wasn’t available in East Germany where I’m from. I received the book as a gift from my Grandma for Christmas in 1986; I was in love with it!
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I always had a big imagination. I remember wanting to be a famous actress most of my childhood years.
What do you think your school aged self would think of the present day you?
I would be amazed at my success and achievements.
If you could wrap up a single book and gift it to yourself as you left education which book would it be?
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne; however, it came out after I left school.
Does your reading have routine? Is there a particular time or place that you like to read?
Yes I prefer reading while outside in nature: near a lake; soaking up the sun on a beach; or close to a forest where I can hear the birds chirping. I’m able to read a book within three days if the setting is peaceful and relaxing.
Again, I’d have to say The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. My focus was believing in myself, not giving up, and achieving my goals and dreams. It was hard to believe but it all became true! My DJ career enabled me to travel a lot and see all the countries that were on my dream list, as well as many others.
Do you have any books that you strongly associate with someone important in your life?
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, which I associate with myself.
What book have you recommended the most to friends and family?
Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?
I prefer non-fiction.
Do you think reading is important?
Oh yes, reading is fundamental.
What is the best book you have read in the last 6 months?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It’s a nice, sad, and very touching story about a girl who has cancer.
Do you prefer real books or digital books?
I prefer real books; they just feel better in your hands and are a bit old school.
Name a book that you feel everyone would benefit from reading and explain why.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Even if you don’t believe in any religion or perhaps you are not spiritual, this book is intriguing. It’s about manifesting positive thoughts no matter what happens in life. I enjoy motivating people through my social media and believe it’s important to think positive even though it’s not always easy.
What is the book that you feel has had the single biggest impact on your life? What impact did it have?
Surprise, it’s The Secret by Rhonda Byrne once again! I had visions while reading this book back in 2007 and believe it or not they all became true! It was also a bit scary that the law of attraction works.
Are there any books you haven’t mentioned that you feel would make your reading list?
I would also include Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah and Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho.
What books or subject matter do you plan on reading in the next year?
I plan to read Tuesday’s with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom. No, it’s not new; however, it was recommended by a good friend who used to be a librarian.
If you were to write an autobiography what would it be called?
Take a Ride on My Rollercoaster: Sabrina Terence.