1989, during 'the Russian project', Oli was responsible for the reproduction of original icons from the Moscow Cathedral of the Annunciation which were kept in the Museums of the Kremlin. Royalties earned from these limited editions of icons were invested in the cathedral for the restoration of works of art.
Eventually, in 1992, Oli realised that there was no place like home. She returned to her childhood grounds, in the south of St. Lucia, combining a hectic job which took her on regular business trips to the Far East with a life of rigorous simplicity in a small wooden house without electricity, miles from any other settlement. It was here, in the simple solitude of the bush, that Oli rediscovered her talent for painting and knew that she had to focus on developing her art from the heart.
Oli's art can be viewed at:
The Upstairs Gallery,
#16 Bay Street, Soufriere
Daily between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
or by appointment (Pager # 481-8835).
She also has showings every Friday night at
Stonefield Estate/Resort in Soufriere.