We are excited to present, “Question and Answer” sessions with local artists!
Local Artist Lil Olive Question & Answer Session
What is your most significant inspiration?
My most significant inspiration is the beauty I find in the natural world.
List three artists you most admire.
Three Artists I admire most, it’s hard to pick I have so many! Casper David Friedrich, J.M.W. Turner, and present day Julie Heffernan.
How did you start artmaking?
I began drawing as a young girl to escape the chaos of a large family.
What is your favorite artwork you’ve created and why?
My favorite artwork is always the one I’m working on, it’s sort of like a romance.
What is your proudest moment as an artist?
My proudest moment as an artist is when I hear my kids brag about me.
What are some of your recent accomplishments?
My most recent accomplishment was being accepted to a national art exhibit.
What is your favorite artist tool?
My favorite artist tool is my cell phone. I look up images, ideas, I photograph my work as it progresses and can see things I don’t catch with the naked eye.
How has your work changed since you’ve been creating?
My work has changed in that I am mixing more abstract elements with representational ones.
Do you do anything special to get your “creative juices” flowing?
All I have to do to get my creative juices flowing is enter my studio and smell the paint, then I can’t wait to start painting.