An award winning Illustrator based in London. I graduated from Falmouth University in 2017. Within my work I explore people and their relationships with others, themselves, and the natural world. Psychology, mindfulness, sexuality, and gender identity are all themes that frequently come up in my illustration.
CLIENTS The New Yorker, PLANSPONSOR, Bitch Media, BBH London, Refuge, The Sunshine Company, Augustinus Bader, Ash Magazine, National Maritime Museum Cornwall
BA (Hons) Illustration (First Class) 2014-2017
Falmouth University, UK
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
She Lights Up The Night Student Competition
2017 AOI World Illustration Awards: New Talent Shortlist
D&AD New Blood Awards 2017
Printspace Ultimate Solo Show Shortlist 2018
2018 AOI Poster Prize Shortlist
It's Nice That
'The matriarchal world of illustrator Olivia M. Healy'
Meet Olivia M. Healy, The yellow, blue, pink and red characters who dominate her matriarchal world are all curves and bright colours. Like all women, they are multi-faceted, at once vulnerable and powerful, curled up in tight balls or rising high to face the world. “When I look at an illustration of a female figure, I immediately feel a sense of power and wisdom behind that figure,” Olivia tells It’s Nice That.
'New Talent: Falmouth student Olivia Healy creates Refuge auction artwork"
"Feature on Olivia M Healy"
Fluid flowing genderless figures oozing spiritual wisdom populate the work of Oliva M. Healy, a London-based illustrator recently graduated from Falmouth University. Inspired by Ancient Egyptian and Japanese imagery her work includes vivid explorations of sexuality, gender and mindfulness with an unwavering connection to nature.
"20 Questions: Olivia Healy"
Finding Olivia Healy’s Instagram account was a case of love at first sight. At first glance, it’s the bright colours and striking form of the characters she paints that catch the eye; on deeper inspection a detailed, sensitive world emerges. Playing with notions of gender, the figures in her work are powerful, empowering and vulnerable, resplendent in nature and often mythical. In short, if paintings can possess wisdom… then Olivia’s have it in spades.