LIZ OLIVER STUDIO, OWNER
Textile artistry inspired by the natural world.
Liz Oliver grew up in North Carolina and, ever drawn to the mystery of the mountains, got her foothold in textile arts at Appalachian State University. Well after graduation, she continues to develop her textile knowledge at different institutions, including Penland School of Crafts. After determining her next move was in costume design, Liz discovered her passion for dyeing. Soon after, she made the leap to LA and became a dyer in the LA Motion Picture Costumer's Union. Liz currently works as a freelance textile artist in both the film/tv industry for various costume designers, and independently as a fine artist. Within her work with designers, she utilizes her excellent color matching skills, as well as painting and distressing. When she is not working on a production, Liz is exploring her love of pattern, color and texture through the art of Shibori.
Q & A
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND FREE TIME?
I always feel more refreshed and inspired after spending time in the woods, "forest bathing", laying by the river, or swimming. I also enjoy gardening, going to see art, listening to music (loudly), and taking walks in my peaceful neighborhood.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM OFFICE/WORK SPACE?
My dream space is well lit, with lots of windows that can open, allowing the breeze to come through. It is clean, organized, and decorated. Because it would be in the mountains, it would be calming; surrounded by trees and all kinds of greenery.
WHAT DOES BEING LIBERATED MEAN TO YOU?
Liberation is being free to express. It's the ability to create without fear of judgement or worry.