Self taught artist Olive Duffy is one of our favourite Northern Irish artists. “I am a mainly self taught artist working from my studio and small gallery in Co. Armagh. I work in all mediums, acrylic, oils, pastels, watercolor and inks and love to experiment with texture and the use of vivid color. I have been exhibiting with local art clubs for over 20 years. To date I have had five successful solo exhibitions. I have work in many private and public collections worldwide”
Q: What makes your product unique?
A: The use of vibrant colors in my cityscapes also the mosaics are made from pieces of my own artwork. I use these in various sizes to create each unique work in the most vibrant colours, patterns and compositions, then I add the life quotes.
Work can also be personalised for commission pieces.
Q: What inspires you as an artist/maker?
A: I am inspired by nature and the beauty and colour of things around me.
Q: How did you get started?
A: For as long as I can remember there was always painting drawing in my family, so as a child it was all I wanted to do.
Q: Why do you think it’s important to keep local?
A: We need to support our local artists and makers so they are able continue to make a living from a career they are so passionate about.
Q: What motto do you live/work by?
A: “Do what you Love
Love what you do”
Visit www.etsy.com to see a full gallery of her work.