Piece description from the artist
After the short days of winter, I welcome venturing outdoors with my camera in the spring, watching life emerge as buds swell and flowers begin to bloom. The season seems so fleeting but so joyful as I capture the unfolding beauty. These abundant dogwood flowers were photographed at a favorite arboretum – so you could enjoy them every day!
Olivia Joy's love of nature and passion for photography are intertwined, resulting in happy landscapes and modern botanicals. Recently, she has expanded her creative pursuits to include watercolor/ acrylic painting, printmaking, and collage. She has spent time at artist residencies in 2018-2021 where she learned new art forms and taught workshops. Inspiration comes from immersing herself in wild places and practicing mindfulness where she sees everyday objects in beautiful new ways. Her favorite recent travels have taken her to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Florida, Maine, and Michigan. Olivia Joy's work has appeared in Anthropologie, Minted, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Papyrus Cards, Target, on book covers and on walls of homes and businesses around the globe.