Today we’d like to introduce you to Olivia D’Orazi.
Raised in the small mountainside town of Paradise in Northern California Olivia is an Artist, Creative Director & Designer based in Los Angeles. She specializes in dreamy, psychedelic, magical, nature-based imagery through the media of film, photography & paint. Olivia creates otherworldly photos, prints, films, music videos, live visuals, and album artwork taking inspiration from the counterculture of the 1960’s/1970’s and her travels.
She honed her aesthetic and skills while living in London studying at the world-famous University of the Arts. She also has a background in fashion with a degree in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing. She has exhibited & sold her work at museums & galleries in the UK, Europe and USA as well as toured with bands as their live visual artist around the world.
In 2015 Olivia moved back to California and settled in Echo Park. She joined forces with her designer mother Joanne and started a fashion and home decor line using her art as the prints.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I create dreamy, psychedelic, magical photographs & films often nature-based. My work hopes to take the viewer to another world, one that is mystical and magical, a place they would see in their dreams. My work is inspired from my travels around the world, the eras of the 1960’s & 1970’s and nature.
Growing up I didn’t really view myself as an artist because I wasn’t the best at traditional art forms such as drawing. However, I was always surrounded by creativity, beautiful landscapes and creative people. & always loved photography and making films. Studying at the University of the Arts in London is when all the dots started to connect and I began my life as an artist. I developed my own experimental and abstract techniques to create my unique form of artwork.
The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Never let financial concerns get in the way of your dreams and passions! There is always a way to make it work! I work as a manager for a retail store full-time to support myself. Almost all of my free time is dedicated to my art and going on adventures to keep me inspired! Of course, it can be easy to get burnt out but you can never lose sight of what’s really important to you and what makes you happy! Always keep positive and make those dreams reality!
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My Instagram is my main hub for showcasing my work. You can find information about my upcoming exhibits, events and markets as well on my Instagram.
My website is great for viewing my previous projects and films.
My Etsy is where you can find my art, clothing, accessories and home decor for purchase.
- Website: oliviadorazi.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/oliviadoraziart
- Other: etsy.com/shop/oliviadorazi