Born in 1985 and raised rural North West England, Olivia grew up in a small industrial town, the landscape of which has been a major influence on her work. She later went to Blackburn College and later Nottingham Trent University to study Fine Art.
On describing her work, Olivia Stated “Having lived in the same farmhouse in rural North West England throughout my life, it seems natural to paint the surroundings in which I’ve been brought up.” Her work features the rolling hills, towering chimneys and industrial mills of her upbringing to form almost abstract shapes and landscapes.
Olivia uses acrylic paint on canvas and the vibrant, intense colours applied with spontaneous brush strokes give her pictures a lively and joyful appearance. Each brush stroke is on impulse or influenced by the previous stroke. Her painting style has been described as “lively, free and loose”; it also shows influence of the 20th century Fauvist artists including Matisse, Braque, Vlaminck and Derain.
At university she had both solo and mixed shows in London, the Midlands and South Wales. Since leaving university she is gaining a reputation as one of the growing talents of the North West.