oladesign

OlaDesign

Vancouver, Canada · 3110 Sales

oladesign

OlaDesign

Vancouver, Canada 3110 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   In the case that a product is not available in a design you want, or you have questions about custom orders or commission pieces, please feel free to contact me via Etsy conversations with questions and I'll be happy to respond as quickly as I can. That's usually the same day and never more than 48 hours later. I stand by the quality of my products and strive hard to make yours a powerfully positive shopping experience.
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In the case that a product is not available in a design you want, or you have questions about custom orders or commission pieces, please feel free to contact me via Etsy conversations with questions and I'll be happy to respond as quickly as I can. That's usually the same day and never more than 48 hours later. I stand by the quality of my products and strive hard to make yours a powerfully positive shopping experience.
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Olga Cuttell

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Olga Cuttell

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About

Art guides new life to unimagined heights.

My story begins in Moscow, Russia, Christmas 2004. At that time, I was a recently divorced single mother trying to find her way in a life and country that were anything but stable. Enter Michael; a Canadian ex-pat who had been living and working in Moscow for about a year. Without expectation or foresight, we fell deeply in love. Within a year we were certain we wanted to spend our lives together. He asked me to marry him at the top of Mount Sinai, in Egypt, as the sun was rising.
We saved up and moved our new family to Canada. I agreed to live there for two years; after which Mike said he would take me anywhere in the world I wanted to live.

He cheated!

He moved us to British Columbia. That was in the summer of 2006. I was completely inspired by the beauty of BC; I could barely contain it. Here the Great Mother lived and thrived and dominated with stunning, dangerous, captivating, thrilling power. She was everywhere and everything and I had never been so in touch with it.
I had always dreamed of painting, but I never done more than sketch with pen or pencil. I could not work for quite a while after arriving here, so I decided to pursue my dream. It has been like nothing I could have imagined. By the time I could legally work in Canada, I was already a small business owner.
The majority of my work features a technique in which I manipulate ink in a manner similar to watercolor. The advantage of ink is that it retains the vivid hues and sharper contrasts characteristic of ink, with all the bleeding and fading that watercolour is famous for. As well, ink dries quickly and permanently to the paper, allowing for layering of paint. With traditional watercolour, attempting to layer generally makes mud.
I have also experimented with standard acrylics on a variety of canvases, woods and even clay surfaces. These experiments have resulted in some of my favorite and most popular work. However, it was the discovery of the ink & watercolour technique that really set my artistic vision free. Of course, I am still experimenting, though my style is likely to retain the characteristics that makes it so easily recognizable: simple and whimsical.
In terms of theme, my work attempts to present it, as a given, that there is no greater source of inspiration than the natural world. Nature, as a topic within my work, can be lonely, majestic, playful, powerful and, in many instances, unmistakably feminine. Exploration of a feminine connection to the personality of nature, from gentle nurturer to savage destroyer, has spontaneously found itself among my most commonly reoccurring themes.

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  • Olga Cuttell

    Owner, Artist

    Born in Russia Olga is a self-taught artist who only began painting in 2007; shortly after moving to Canada. The majority of her work features a technique that manipulates ink similarly to watercolor while retaining the vivid hues contrasts of ink.

  • Family

    Customer Service, Marketer, Shipper

    My husband Michael recently quit his job and is now full-time with me building Oladesign. My son helps out with product assembly and looking after his little sister. My dog, Chewbacca, keeps me sane and walks me through the world that inspires me.

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Last updated on June 28, 2014
Welcome to Oladesign! Here you will find Mother Nature as seen through the eyes of artist Olga Cuttell. We have built Oladesign by providing beautiful, affordable art presented in both decretive and practical formats. Enter a world of living whimsy and relax as we bombard you with images to soothe the soul.

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Refunds and Exchanges
Items that arrive damaged will be replaced at our cost. A picture of the item is required. Items lost in transit (extremely rare), will also be replaced. All other issues are dealt with on a case by case basis. Our mission is your satisfaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale pricing is available on all products. Minimum order sizes apply. Contact us for details and an online wholesale catalogue.