eva3-682x1024Oakland, California based artist Charmaine Olivia started making mini masterpieces using soy sauce on napkins at the age of five. Nowadays, she creates colorful drawings of wild, sensual women. Her soft yet dramatic style evokes hints of supernaturalism, drawing the eye. As a contemporary young audience identifies with her wonderful and vivid illustrations, there is no wonder Lady Gaga chose self-taught Charmaine Olivia as one of the three Etsy artists to design the poster of her album “Born This Way” in 2011.

this-is-mine“I spend the majority of my days continually teaching myself how to paint and draw. I am extremely curious and passionate about life, beautiful things and creativity.”

1082057371Azalea-773x1024Charmaine’s illustrations, photography and paintings have appeared in publications, museums, galleries and private collections throughout the world. Some of her clients and projects include Urban Outfitters, Lady Gaga, Hallmark, Volcom Stone, Element, Society6, Nylon Magazine, & Inked Girls Magazine.
To connect with Charmaine Olivia, head on to her website.