artist biography

Olivia Monte is a wood burning artist based in Perth, Western Australia. Her work has been exhibited and acquired by various organisations and private collections throughout Western Australia. She has a Bachelor of Design and Master of Teaching (Primary) from The University of Western Australia.

Olivia's artwork has always focused on everyday subjects and experiences, and she typically celebrates the beauty of everyday living through a diverse range of media and textures. She loves to use her woodburning tool, which was originally introduced to her by her late grandfather, Generally, Olivia's work is unmistakably textured and vibrant, and she frequently incorporates found artefacts and organic materials into her pieces. She is currently working on a series based on the theme of recycling and rejuvenation of plant life. She also loves Australian plants and wildflowers, which often feature in her handmade gifts and wares. 

Olivia currently lives in Perth with James, and McNulty the Dalmatian. Olivia works from her home studio in North Perth and frequently has market stalls around Perth selling her handmade gifts and wares. She is an artist by night and a primary school teacher by day.  Olivia has a particular passion for sharing her love of art with others. She is committed to planting the seeds of creativity in her young students, and launched the EnviroArt creative recycling after-school art program at her school.