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Olga Molina's Shop

Olga Molina's Shop

Let the Mediterranean light visit to your home with my watercolour illustrations.

Spain

About Olga Molina's Shop

When all other girls would play with dolls, kitchen play sets and balls, I spent hours drawing. You couldn’t peel me off my drawing block.
I went on to study painting restoration. I learnt different painting techniques and got acquainted with the style of classic artists. I decided to try it for myself and for years I felt in my own flesh and bone the wide array of neck pains that restorers of ceiling frescos are all too familiar with.
After that chapter was over, I kept painting, but only informally, for pleasure and vital necessity. I focused on acrylic technique: landscapes with stark horizons, portraits of interesting characters, and the like.
In 2013, when I sensed the advent of my worst life crisis (I was verging on my 40th birthday), that I decided to beat depression to the draw and do what I’d always dreamed of: turn my passion into my job. I enrolled in a postgraduate degree in Creative Illustration in Barcelona, squeezing it into my office workday. I started to live a double life: Clark Kent in the office during the day, and Superman at night, slaving away on homework until the wee hours of the morning.
It wasn’t until a few months later, after graduation and a lot of practice, that I started to find my footing: a fresher, more spontaneous style, with less focus on realism, but much more personality.
In the end, I started experimenting with a technique that was the opposite of what I had been doing until then: I went from subdued acrylics to bleeding watercolors, without worrying too much about perspective or proportions. A fresher drawing, more spontaneous style, with less focus on realism, but much more personality. Suddenly, I was that little girl who sat at a table with her crayons and forgot about the world.
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