STATEMENT

Olga Calado painting in the gardens of the palace of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia. SanlĂșcar de Barrameda. Spain
Olga Calado painting in the gardens of the palace of the Dukes of Medina Sidonia. SanlĂșcar de Barrameda. Spain

I show the beauty of Nature within a vision and I create awareness about Nature as a living force; no matter how small its depiction or how big its fragility is.

I merge the techniques of the Old Masters and the digital innovations to represent the Nature. The process of combining old and new techniques is relevant to the ideas I am dealing with, in the sense that we are now more concerned than ever with our environment. Although our environment is not new, it has always been there. We received a legacy of Nature and Art. Now we have the common nexus of technological advances to protect Nature as well as to represent it on Art.

These technical aspects will appear in my paintings as oil painting or mixed media, including digital. I will use them according to what I want to express. Art is a process, a journey. The process of its making is not hidden in the painting, on the contrary, it remains a prominent aspect of the completed work of art. In the same way, my evolution as an artist continued to flow and it is unveiled in the new artworks.

I get inspired by surroundings, wherever it be, and I recreate my inspiration in the atmosphere of the painting. My artwork does not represent but manifest what I feel in front of the Nature that I perceived.