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ABOUT

Olivia Beau Yorkshire Artist

Hey I'm Olivia, I'm a Yorkshire artist, and my story goes something like: "I didn't know I could paint". To that end, it took me 40+ years to realize I'm an artist!  

 

This 'accidental' discovery happened in 2021 when I found myself post-pandemic dabbling with paint.  Within months I became a full-time artist.  Three years on, and I'm still pinching myself that this is what I get to do.

I work from my countryside home studio near Ilkley, and travel frequently to the family house in Filey to exhibit at the Pop-up Gallery shop, a venture I co-host with my parents and daughter. 

 

about my process

I'm an intuitive painter and so it's very much a case of I lean-in to creating what 'comes through' in the moment.  

I work primarily with acrylics and you'll find the use of vintage maps a bit of a theme in my work, as is Yorkshire sand in the coastal pieces.  I love bespoke touches like these and it's something most of my commission clients ask for. 

 

Growing up on the Yorkshire Coast undoubtedly inspires my work.  In the early days, I created most of my work with our coastal gallery in mind.  That said, as I've grown in my practice and said 'yes' to new opportunities, I've allowed for a range of expressions to emerge.  I've created work that speaks to the stunning greens of our home in the Yorkshire Dales, and more recently, The Lake District, where I go to hike.

Thanks for being here, got a question just get in touch!

~ Olivia

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