The work of Greta Olivas is full of color, usually the first thing which people are drawn. As the paintings are examined more closely, their energy draws in the viewer. She describes her work as energy or emotions that come through and end up on the canvas. They may seem like celestial bodies, but to her, they are a bigger understanding of the universe and our place within it.
She has always been fond of abstract work and its powerfulness. When someone states they ‘felt’ the painting, or that it provokes emotion, she knows she was successful in transmitting the energy through the painting.
She was born in New York City, grew up in Argentina, and has resided the majority of her life in Austin, Texas.
“Sometimes I wonder if my personal growth helps me create my art, or if my art helps with my personal growth.”