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About the Artist
Olive Reich has for many years studied the intricate colours, shapes and patterns of nature. Olive has etched out her own intriguing style. As for her illusive media, she says, “The beauty of transparent watercolours is that you can play with areas, designing them and letting the glow move through your painting.” Olive has numerous awards to her credit. As Robert Henri stated, “Each man must take the material he finds at hand,...and then express in his art whatever is the cause of his pleasure.” Olive’s hope is that the cause of her pleasure is expressed through her work, and in turn conveyed to the viewer who can momentarily be transformed in some significant way. What more beautiful gift than to participate in a artist’s vision.
"I believe that the real purpose of art is the
state of caring. I want to take those who look at my work away from
the anxiety of worldly upsets and problems, and give them some joy.
Every day the media barrages us with multiple terrible events that
create stress and sadness within us. I want my paintings to give
viewers a chance to see things in order and goodness. To create a
reality of beautiful colors, patterns, lights, darks, and rhythm
together creating a joyful entity. We need spiritually to take more
time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the ordinary beauty of
everyday things. I hope in some small way that I have been
successful in this purpose."