ABOUT

I AM A WATERCOLOR ARTIST LIVING IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC

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BIO

BORN IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA, OLYA HAS BEEN MAKING ART ALL HER LIFE.

TRAINED IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY, HAVING WORKED IN NYC FASHION INDUSTRY, OLYA MADE A SWITCH TO WORKING FULL TIME AS AN ARTIST IN 2015.

IMMIGRATED TWICE: ONCE AS A JEWISH REFUGEE FROM RUSSIA TO THE UNITED STATES AFTER THE FALL OF THE SOVIET UNION, AND THEN RELOCATING TO CANADA 15 YEARS LATER, OLYA DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM HER LIFE AS AN FOREIGNER, EXPLORING EACH CITY WITH THE CURIOSITY OF A CHILD, FOLLOWING EVERY STREET CORNER WITH HER SKETCHBOOK AND A BRUSH.

OLYA LIVES IN MONTREAL, WHERE SHE ENJOYS THE CITY’S BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE AND CREATIVE VIBRANT CULTURE.

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