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(Image: Olivia Patrick)

Artist of the Week: Olivia Patrick

Seattle might be notorious for niche coffee shops and scenic waterways, but locals know it's also home to an array of people who love to create. This city is chock-full of artists who we love to feature weekly on Seattle Refined! If you have a local artist in mind that you would like to see featured, let us know at And if you're wondering just what constitutes art, that's the beauty of it; it's up to you! See all of our past Artists of the Week in our dedicated section.

Seattle Refined: How long have you been creating? What kind of mediums do you work with?
Olivia Patrick: I've been creating ever since I could hold a pencil, but I started exploring more as an artist in high school, which I just graduated from. I generally cycle through different mediums over time — a few years ago, I had a big photography phase, but currently, I'm really into digital painting.

Can you tell us about your artistic process and how the different stages work into it?
I tend to just start experimenting with whatever I can get my hands on. Sometimes it goes somewhere; sometimes it doesn't.

Tell us about where your inspiration for your art come from?
I take a lot of inspiration from nature and humanity. There's a lot of small transformative moments that most people seem to overlook.

Do you have a specific "beat" you like best – nature, food, profiles, etc.?
I really love drawing landscapes. It's been the one consistent thing in my art no matter what medium I use.

Do you have one piece of art that means more to you, or is extremely special to you?
Honestly, it isn't really a piece of art, but my sketchbook is the most important thing to me. It's a really personal thing, and I don't really like to share it with many people.

What experiences in your life have affected your art the most?
The unimportant moments of rest or the time I take to think unintentionally influences my work quite a bit if that makes sense.

If we want to see more of your work, where should we go to find it?
You can find me at

What is next for you? Anything you're working on right now that you're really excited about?
I'm currently not working on anything specific, but I'm always doing something that might help me improve as an artist!

Lastly, how do you take your coffee? (We ask everyone!)
I typically drink tea, but when I do have coffee, I like it iced with lots of cream.