Currently in the process of updating my product photography to fall in line with this modern Instagram trend! I’ve always liked stark white backgrounds to highlight my work but now experimenting with warmer, cosier context shots. This more ‘human’ touch seems to be more appealing, as it allows people to imagine what my items would look like in their homes. What do you think? xx http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LiviLollipopShop
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For 15 years I didn’t pick up a paintbrush. I was very lost, broken and frightened for a long time. Then one day, whilst living in Berlin, the idea of face painting came to me, seemingly out of nowhere. It felt like a huge risk but I bought some paints and very slowly bookings started coming in. I moved back to England and it kind of snowballed, despite intending to let it drop and move onto different things. People kept suggesting I progress to body painting but it just didn’t feel like the right fit for me.What I really wanted to do was create art that didn’t wash off, but fear told me I wasn’t capable. Self-doubt has always been, for me, more of a deafening white noise than a whisper, paralysing me into doing nothing. And so for years I literally did nothing.
Then a couple of years ago I started painting canvasses, but only really copying popular characters. I’d always copied stuff as a child so it felt like the beginning again, but with no vision of where it could go and no confidence about how I could develop. Whilst visiting a dear friend’s exhibition I experienced what felt like utter defeat, the voices in my head screaming “You will never do this”. I think she read my mind, or my tears, because at that moment she held my hand and said out loud, “You CAN do this Olivia”.
Of course I didn’t believe her, but a couple of months later I produced this. My first truly original painting. THE MUSHROOM FAIRY. who sits on my mantelpiece as a daily reminder that self-doubt is bulls**t. I literally love her and what she represents to me, and whilst I have no intention of ever parting with the original, today I had some prints done that ARE for sale. They are available to buy now, and in the future from my soon-to-be-launched Etsy shop. Today is a good day. There were tears, but today they were just of gratitude. ❤
*Logo is for internet purposes only and not on the prints. Each print will be individually signed.*
8×12″ – £11 (+p&p)
12×18″ – £17 (+p&p)
16×24″ – £26 (+p&p)
Unveiling my latest project – hand-painted acrylic on 12″ vinyl records! Each one is £35 (plus p+p). Limited edition prints coming soon. Etsy shop coming soon. New facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/livilollipopart/