Olivia Scartelli is an part of our new Emerging Artist Category- artists showing their work at Arts Fest for the first time! She makes work that is inspired by traveling the world, and her work helps make her travel and human rights work possible! Liv In Color, her pen & ink calligraphy and drawing company uses the tagline “inspiring your inner traveler” and we love that! All of her work at Lackawanna Arts Fest is going towards funding her next service trip and we are excited to buy a piece!
Tell us a little about how you started Liv In Color Designs. How long have you been creating?
I started Liv In Color Designs when I was a sophomore at Wallenpaupack Area High School. From a young age, I always knew that I wanted to make a global impact and see the world. During that time, I was invited to do a tour of 7 European countries in the summer, and I knew I needed to find a way to raise money. I decided that through my artistic ability, I could create a small business to raise enough funds for the trip. Thankfully, I was right. Liv In Color Designs grew faster than I expected and is still a large part of my life today. Since my sophomore year of high school, I have traveled to 12 foreign countries, and have learned so much along the way.
What type of items do you make?
I make pen and ink calligraphy/drawings in the sizes of 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10. All designs are framed for the art shows. The proceeds from Lackawanna Arts Fest are going towards my next service trip in 2019.
Travel seems to be one inspiration in your work. What inspires you to create?
Currently, I am studying International Politics, French and Spanish at the Pennsylvania State University. My love of language and seeing the world has motivated me to keep this going and see how far it can take me. This May, my business allowed me to travel to Darién Panama, where I participated in women’s rights and legal empowerment workshops.
These experiences motivate me to work harder and develop more ways of inspiring change. My art prints are very much inspired by my experiences abroad and show the sayings and quotes that have got me to where I am today.
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