Olivia: A Young Artist with a Passion to Help Animals
“You're never to young or too old to make a difference.” - Olivia Pedrick
Meet Olivia, a ten-year-old artist with a purpose. With close to eighty painted pet portraits completed, she has already made a big difference in her community and the lives of animals. A portion of the proceeds from each portrait she creates is donated to a local animal rescue or rehabilitation center. “ It makes me feel good and creative. It makes me feel like I am helping animals in the best way I can. I feel like I make a difference.”
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Olivia and her mom are making a big impact with each organization they choose to support. “We dedicate three months to each organization we donate to, and we remind Olivia’s fans where their donation is going when they commission a painting.” Her paintings have garnered her a large following, bringing attention to her passion, the welfare of animals.
Olivia’s mom is aware that her young daughter shows maturity that few her age have attained. Her enthusiasm has been nurtured by a family wide interest for giving back. “ We also have alot of conversations about what it means to be a responsible pet owner and how important it is to spay and neuter you pet” mom says. Sometimes these conversations deal with difficult subjects such as puppy mills and dog fighting. These could be tough issues for one so young, but Olivia is supported by a network of people all interested in the welfare and compassion for animals.
Seattle fine artist, theatrical painter and animal supporter.
Cyn is a fine artist who has been featured in group and solo exhibitions throughout the Northwest. Her work features animal imagery while incorporating mixed media, encaustics and paint.
Cyn has been a theatrical painter in Seattle since 1999, working in many Seattle theatres and most recently she held the lead painter position at the Seattle Opera.
Cyn is the proud mom of several shelter cats and has adopted various animals in the past including a retired greyhound who was her failthful companion for years.
These images were taken before the spring of 2010 before I had a mental breakdown. My breakdown was due to a horrible incident I experienced in the military that I had repressed for nearly 30 years.
I wasn't sure at the the time why I took these photographs. In
hindsight, it is very clear to me that I was trying to hide something
horrible from my past and my subconscious was forcing itself into my
consciousness through my photography.
The majority of my "mask" photographs are self portraits. I felt by wearing a mask I could be myself, without the anxiety or the fear that someone was laughing at me. I was in control of what I was doing and how I looked. I was expressing certain feelings I was not expressing verbally. These images reflect my struggles with anxiety as well as feelings of loneliness and alienation.