Vancouver is widely known for beautiful landscapes, an abundance of adventure and some of the best food in the western hemisphere, but did you know that our metropolitan city is home to some of the country’s most talented in fashion, food, music and design? For the month of April, Robson Street will be introducing you to some of Vancouver’s biggest up-and-coming personalities. Stay tuned each week to learn about who they are, what inspires them and why they love Vancouver in the spring.
Today, we introduce to you, Ola Volo. Ola is an artist and illustrator based out of Vancouver and currently working out of Montreal. With a BFA from Emily Carr University, Ola is a Canadian illustrator from Kazakhstan with a distinctive style drawn from history, multiculturalism and folklore. Her intricate works bring animals, people, architecture and nature together to articulate diverse stories rich with symbolism and elaborate forms. Her work also lends itself often to the public realm with several of her murals helping to shape and beautify outdoor spaces in Vancouver. As well as creating commissions for a wide range of international clients including HootSuite, Vancouver Opera, LuluLemon and ENI, Volo also finds time to do her own gallery artwork and book projects.
Watch our video with Ola below to learn about why she’s inspired by the Vancouver and visit some of her favourite spots on Robson Street.
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