Women We Celebrate: Charmaine Olivia
A goddess, herself, Charmaine Olivia is a constant reminder of what happens when we invest our time in the things we love. Her most recent collection: Muses was inspired by the women she admires, which have made their way into her paintings and drawings. She is continuously celebrating women herself from her studio in Oakland, CA – for this and so much more we celebrate her today!
“A focus on feminine beauty underlies the majority of the artists’ works, as well as developing an ethereal presence with subtle inclusion of the unexpected. Each painting in the exhibition is a wonderland of hidden details. Wildly colorful, Muses is a more passionate exploration of portraiture than previous shows, full of palettes that impart a new vibrancy to the work.
“With this new body of work, Charmaine has taken a more painterly approach. The loose brush strokes and rough handling of paint compliment the sense of a certain wild freedom that echoes out from each of the artist’s powerful figures. “Each painting was inspired by an image of a woman with a certain look, a soft quality or expression that drew me to her,” Charmaine explained. “Some emotion that resonated within me that I wanted to reflect back.” -Shooting Gallery