For those who don't know, Olivia M Healy is a talented Falmouth based artist with a unique style that we really love. (click the pic below to check her insta)
Olivia created the artwork for our party with anu (Rhythm Section) and we've since put 50 limited edition prints up for sale online. ALL profits are being donated to the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster via British Red Cross.
There are a small number of prints left, grab one by clicking the art below.
Could you tell us a bit about yourself and what made you decide to become an illustrator?
I'm a graduate from Falmouth University, and I’m originally from New York. I’m really inspired by the art from Ancient Egypt, Japan’s woodblock prints, witches, and gender-ambiguity. I’m not sure what made me decide. It just always felt like the correct degree for me, and fits with what I expected from myself more than fine-art, fashion, graphics or other creative degrees did.
When did you realise that you wanted to pursue a creative career?
I literally always knew, I never once in my life considered I wouldn’t be an artist. Maybe for a moment when I was younger I thought I’d be working with animals or something.
Your artwork is so unique and we love it, please could you share 3 standout pieces you’ve produced?
What was the main inspiration behind the lovely poster you created for our party with anu?
I wanted something with a vibrant and retro feel, which is why I chose the purple and orange colours. And then I knew I needed my figures to be very active looking and dancing. I’d say the biggest inspiration was Matisse, and the way he captures motion within his piece called “The Dance”.
What’s your favourite medium / technique to work with?
I work with Gouache and sometimes ink!
Do you like to listen to any particular music, albums or artists when your creating?
Honestly I nearly always work in silence which is weird but I’ve ended up being used to it. If I was listening to anything it would probably be Blood Orange, Frank Ocean, or Solange.
Do you have any plans in the pipeline after you complete your studies?
Pretty much just pursuing my illustration career is gonna be my focus. I really want to get my name out there and hopefully get some interesting commissions.
What’s your favourite animal and why?
I love Maned Wolves cause they are so extra.
Be sure to check out some more her incredible artwork and purchase prints via the link below...