The landscapes of south east London and elsewhere form the main themes of Olivia’s work. She often focuses on architectural and structural forms of the city around her, particularly industrial buildings, blocks of flats, streets, and structures of all kinds. Her paintings emerge through on- and off-site sketchbook drawings and paintings and still and moving digital images collected on her iPhone. Sketches use charcoal, ink, acrylic, watercolour or pastels.
Her work is mostly on paper. Within individual works or series, she tends to use a narrow palette, drawing on a wide range of tools and techniques to develop textures and layers.
Text and image © Olivia Adamczyk O’Sullivan