Hello and welcome to Zoe Olivia Art! I’m Zoe and I am passionate about all things outdoors and animals. By day (and sometimes by night) I am an equine vet, but when I’m not putting ponies back together, you’ll find me with a pencil in hand creating card creatures that (I hope!) put a smile on people’s faces.
All proceeds of the Farmyard Friends series go towards St. John’s Ambulance. Last year, I was due to run the London Marathon in aid of them, however COVID put a halt to all of that. However, I wasn’t going to let a small thing like CV-19 get in the way of me and my fundraising, so although I may have retired my trainers, I picked up a pencil instead and the rest is history. In a year that has taken so much from so many, I have been delighted to still be able to fundraise for such an incredible charity.
Slowly, Penelope the Pig, Charlie the Cockerel and all the other characters in my make-believe menagerie started to take shape. I was scratching my head with what I could do with them and ended up giving them to friends to cheer them up in the first Lockdown, when one said I should turn them into greetings cards! What originally started as rediscovering an old hobby for a good cause, has now morphed into something I couldn’t imagine doing without.
The designs you see on my greeting cards are also going to be available as limited edition prints and I have just (rather excitingly) started taking commissions.
Thanks so much for popping by, I do hope to see you again very soon!