olalarte

OLALARTE - Aleksandra Sobol illustrations

Grasse, France
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Announcement    Olalarte - illustrator Aleksandra Sobol - I live and work in the South of France.
I am of Polish origin, architect by training, I worked in the trade for 10 years. But my love for drawing was so strong that since 2015 I work only as an artist-designer, while raising my 3 daughters.

In this online store you will find mostly reproductions (prints) of my drawings which are made from A to Z by hand, in ink and watercolor, as well as some small original formats. The illustrations you find here are reproduced on a small scale, in small series. Cards are signed and finished by hand, reproductions and posters are numbered.
Shipping envelopes are illustrated for you by hand too.

If you want to buy an original do not hesitate to go to my website or contact me if you prefer a personalized order.

WEBSITE: www.olalarte.com

Important CORONAVIRUS:

Despite the health crisis, the online store is still open to your purchases. Due to disruptions due to COVID-19 and potential delays from carriers, it is possible that your package will not arrive on the date originally scheduled. Rest assured that I will keep you informed as I get new information from the carrier if you choose a tracked shipment.


Take care of yourself, have a good day!

Aleksandra

Announcement

Olalarte - illustrator Aleksandra Sobol - I live and work in the South of France.
I am of Polish origin, architect by training, I worked in the trade for 10 years. But my love for drawing was so strong that since 2015 I work only as an artist-designer, while raising my 3 daughters.

In this online store you will find mostly reproductions (prints) of my drawings which are made from A to Z by hand, in ink and watercolor, as well as some small original formats. The illustrations you find here are reproduced on a small scale, in small series. Cards are signed and finished by hand, reproductions and posters are numbered.
Shipping envelopes are illustrated for you by hand too.

If you want to buy an original do not hesitate to go to my website or contact me if you prefer a personalized order.

WEBSITE: www.olalarte.com

Important CORONAVIRUS:

Despite the health crisis, the online store is still open to your purchases. Due to disruptions due to COVID-19 and potential delays from carriers, it is possible that your package will not arrive on the date originally scheduled. Rest assured that I will keep you informed as I get new information from the carrier if you choose a tracked shipment.


Take care of yourself, have a good day!

Aleksandra

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I draw as I breathe

I draw from as far back as I can remember. I draw as I breathe. I chose to study architecture (I studied in Poland) probably to be able to continue drawing. After ten years as an architect, I became an artist-illustrator and since 2015 I have completely devoted myself to this profession by abandoning architecture.
I create in two techniques: ink and watercolor, odorless techniques, naturally pigmented, mainly on paper. I never draw on digital media.
Studying architecture has certainly influenced my style. I like to work on details as I used to work with plans and facades on layers. The colors, exclusively in watercolor, come only in small touches.
I'm not afraid of white.
My paintings are always bathed in a white background, they breathe, they feed on the light, they fly away.
I include in my paintings words pasted, cut out of recycled newspapers. The whole sentences are composed by myself. They are intended to reinforce the message sent by the drawing. It's like poetry drawn with a title to guide the reader.
But I do not want to give a ready-made answer or interpretation.
I try to leave enough mystery for the viewer to invent his story by looking at the work.
So many people, so many interpretations.
Here each painting tells a story, or else, several stories. They are positive, optimistic stories, stories of love, tenderness, freedom, mood... soothing stories, slow and energetic at the same time, a little surreal, sometimes melancholic but never sad. I create the universe in which I would like to live myself.
I work on a lot of very different subjects because what I often draw to order. But with sincerity, I have a predilection for nature - especially trees, portraits - especially of women, and love - love in all possible forms.
Today I work in my studio in Grasse, France, where I have been living for 16 years. Do not hesitate to go there if you are in the area.

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Last updated on May 19, 2022
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- The items are carefully packed (the packaging envelope is always illustrated by hand) and usually sent within 1 to 3 days of receipt of payment. Count approximately. 2-3 days for the delivery of a green letter in France (1 to 2 days for the priority letter). Allow about 7 days for Europe and 2 weeks for the USA.
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The reproduction of illustrations offered for sale as well as paper creations is strictly prohibited.

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me by email, I will be happy to answer you!