This month’s featured artist is one I LOVE. Grace Olivia celebrates the beauty of the human body, all shapes, all sizes!
She has an innate ability to capture the beauty in every curve. Just look at this piece!
This is one of the paintings Grace submitted for display on Her Blaze. The natural curves of the body give this painting a very human type of movement.
I love the way Grace used brush strokes to add dimension as well. The same brush strokes also provide the viewer the opportunity of recognizing and understanding where the light is being cast.
The way she captured the fold in the skin lends itself to more movement. There’s no question about the bend in the side.
It is clear that Grace understands, not only understands art, but more importantly, the softness and uniqueness of the human body.
This painting gives me all the feels. It’s sensuous. It is flirty. It makes me wonder about the rest of her.
What does her face look like? Is she sad? For whatever reason, I feel like she’s sad.
I don’t want her to be sad and I’m hoping that it’s simply because I have had a crappy day but for absolutely no reason, I want to hug and comfort her. Maybe she’s sad because she read the Burger King tweet, which justifiably upset her?
Either way, as with all of her work, Grace Olivia proves she is an amazing artist!
Grace studied art in Paris. She also did art as a hobby until covid.
It’s admirable that she was able to persevere in a time when it would have been easy to give up. “I hope to remind people that their lines are normal and don’t need to be adapted to society’s expectations; we are all different sizes, and all equally as beautiful.” Grace said.
You can read more about her and her journey of becoming an artist at Her Blaze.
You can even purchase a greeting card and she’ll send it straight to the recipient. Not only is she a great artist, she is a good business woman.
As we celebrate and appreciate the art provided by Grace Olivia, I also wanted to end the blog with a quote by another world renowned artist, Notorious B. I. G. “We can’t change the world until we change ourselves.”
I feel like the way Grace focuses on appreciating the human body in all its perfect imperfections is definitely a step towards leaving a positive impact on the world around her!