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Osborne, Olympia

Phone: +64 21 2553724

LIFE MEMBER

Immediate Past President

Olympia is the immediate past President of the Wellington Art Club (2009 - 2017), and a LIFE MEMBER of the Wellington Art Club.

She is also a member of Seatoun Arts & Crafts. Olympia's talent has also been recognised by The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, whereby she was chosen as one of a select few throughout the country to exhibit her works in their Solo 22 exhibition.

Olympia has also displayed her work in a significant number of exhibitions during her time as an Artist.

The inspiration for her Art comes from her love of the New Zealand landscape, especially the surrounding Wellington seascapes.

Olympia has lived in Wellington all of her life and currently resides in Miramar. Her parents immigrated to New Zealand before she was born and often reminisced about their Greek homeland. Her travels to Greece have given her an appreciation for the Greek culture and of the landscape, which she expresses through her paintings.

Over the past four years she has exhibited her impressions of "things" Greek with other New Zealand artists of Greek descent, in the flourishing Hellenic Festival Art Exhibition.

Olympia regularly attends the Wellington Art Club and finds being part of a working group of enthusiasts very stimulating. Their advice over the years has greatly influenced her style and has helped add to her skills.

Olympia has also benefited from the many weekend tutorials run by the Wellington Art Club under well known artists such as Randall Froude, Merv Turner, Graham Braddock, John Crump, and Richard Ponder.

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