The artist with a tattoo she designed. She hopes to begin an apprenticeship at a tattoo parlor within the next year, to stretch her skills as an illustrator.
Peonies, sunflowers, and roses are major inspirations in her current process.
There is one wall in her studio purely dedicated to art swaps. Pieces from her students, favorite artists, and pieces she's exchanged with fellow artists. Encouraging letters from mentors are also included. On the closet door is an in-progress mural. Whenever possible, Olivia likes to work large scale, so all the detail is visible.
Her new studio is confined to one room since her return from Japan, where she worked as a teacher and muralist. Stateside, she begins her work with a big hammerhead coffee, sketching loosely until something feels right for a larger piece.
Typically shy, she cracks up every time she talked on how botanicals and her experiences in Japan inspire her current work.