A warm welcome to 2017 Competition winner Olivia Hicks, with her stunning portraitures! Olivia is a veterinary surgeon and now (no, she can't quite believe it either) artist.
Based in Wiltshire and immersing herself in science for the last 15 years, Olivia recently gave in to the need to paint. She finds a healthy dose of creativity does wonders for her sanity, and has realised that life is too short to not attempt a foray into the art world. Olivia is inspired by the animals of the British countryside that she loves so much.