Another example of Ola's beautifully flowing work in Vancouver. Mural created May 2013
One of the nicest women you’ll meet, Ola Volo, artist and illustrator, has taken the plunge and is dedicating herself entirely to her art.
Thanks to prodding by close friends, Ola quit her day job to pursue her love of telling visual stories through illustrations both big and small.
Nature and folklore are Ola’s focus, and through her organic flowing forms and patterns, a variety creatures enter her work.
I’ve heard many people say that they feel like they understand the fictional animals that Ola creates; they’re strangely familiar. It’s as though she’s tapping into our collective histories and is painting stories that we’ve known all along…
Editor’s note: Ola would like to credit Jamie Bizness, who was involved in creating this mural.
Ola also has some glowing compliments for us: “Hi Ash! Just read your incredible article! Thank you soo much for all your support, it means the world!!! You’re amazing and you’re changing the way people are seeing our city!”
Thank you very much, Ola!