Olivia Willoughby

Olivia lives and works from her home in rural Dorset, UK. She has always had a strong relationship with animals and feels blessed to combine her love of animals and art in her work. ​With a style rooted in both traditional tenets and contemporary interpretation, Olivia is often described as a realist, demonstrating a close attention to detail. "I am a self taught artist, working predominantly in oils and soft pastels. Beauty is and always has been very important to me. My inspiration comes from an ever increasing awe for the wonders of the natural world and love for the beauty of the animal kingdom. I love to share this passion through my art. Animals to me embody some of the best and more rare qualities of being; freedom, power, grace, wisdom, courage, mystery, beauty, purity. I hope to capture some of these powerful and universal ideals in my art."