Olivia English



Olivia works primarily in oil. She often employs bold colours and emotive tableaux in a post-impressionistic manner, drawing upon the natural elements of the coast where she lives. Having suffered a near fatal brain haemorrhage and undergoing surgery in 2015, Olivia received two years of therapy and was encouraged by her neurological rehabilitation professionals to take up painting for the first time to aid with cognitive processing in a non-stressful way. Olivia first exhibited at Lloyd’s in 2018 and won both the Brian King award and the public vote. She donated her £1000 sales and prize money to Headway, the brain trauma charity which helped enormously with her rehabilitation. Olivia’s husband works for Marsh.