The Art Spot : Olivia Colwell
Art is currently on display at the Wolfville Memorial Library at 21 Elm Avenue. Check valleylibrary.ca for open hours
WHO: In a few sentences, please tell us about yourself.
My nameâ€™s Olivia and Iâ€™m sixteen. Iâ€™m often listening to music and I take a lot of creative inspiration from songs. Iâ€™m also quite a fan of large concerts and travel, a concert is where I feel most happy and at ease.
WHAT: What is your artistic medium? How did you come to this style?
Iâ€™m both a watercolour and digital artist and have been creating for about four years now. I started with just pencil and paper and soon found watercolour to be my favourite medium. I donâ€™t always get to work in watercolour as much as Iâ€™d love to though, due to its time-consuming nature. I usually work by sketching something either in ink or in pencil, then scanning it and digitally colouring it.
WHERE: Where do you work and where can we find your work?
Really I work anywhere, from school to home to on the road, but my favourite place to work is at my cottage in New Brunswick. I find it most serene there. You can find my work on instagram @piengiarts.
WHEN: At what point did you define yourself as an artist? At what time of day do you work on your art?
Really I started to think of myself as an artist when I began. I decided I was an artist and began creating. My favourite time to work is early morning, but really that’s just my favourite time of day. Iâ€™m quite enamoured with dawn and Iâ€™ve always preferred day to night. Night can seem so looming and lonely, and sleep is extremely important to me, so Iâ€™m very rarely up late.
WHY: Why art?
I create to fill time, to express my emotions, and to be honest itâ€™s become part of my daily life. I also create to accompany my writing, I create for me. Itâ€™s a way of helping myself.