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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Charmaine Olivia - Muses

She's magical and mysterious, and she captures such spirit in her paintings that it's impossible to not feel moved when you look at them. Take me to San Francisco and to see her work up close. 

This is her recent "Muses" collection. It's beautiful, as a whole and as individual pieces. Colour, scale, personality, life. Olivia is full of it and it spills out onto her canvases in perfect celebratory harmony. The layers of emotion are built up in the layers of oils. The muses (her "girls") are real, honest and truthful. Olivia means what she put into them. However we interpret each painting, the sincerity remains constant.

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