Olivia Bennett Teeuws
Olivia is a nationally recognized fine artist who found her artistic gift at age 5, while battling A.L.L. Leukemia. What started as a hobby and emotional escape from her cancer treatment soon turned into a passion and full-time career.
Olivia sold her first painting at the age of 8 and was thrilled to discover that someone loved her work enough to purchase it. From there, Olivia started showing her work at local art shows around Texas. At age 12, Olivia received national attention after her meeting with President Bush and her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2003, Olivia was named, “One of 20 Teens Who Will Change the World” along with Michael Phelps and Kelly Osbourne by Teen People Magazine for her entrepreneurial and philanthropic work.
Olivia continued to travel and sell her work at shows and in gallery exhibits.
At the age of 14, she opened the Olivia Bennett Art Gallery in Southlake, TX. Olivia successfully owned and operated the gallery for 5 years. During that time, she found her love for teaching and dedicated part of the gallery to serve as an art school. She has taught hundreds of budding young artists in both watercolor and oil.
Olivia has one self-published book, “A Life in Full Bloom” and several other books featuring her artwork/story.
Now 28, Olivia currently lives in Texas with her husband, John and son, Graham
Olivia is constantly creating new series in oil and watercolor from her studio. She is currently working on a series entitled “Love Thy…” and plans to release her newest works this fall. Her concentration now is on creating collaborative artwork for cause awareness and fundraising. She is very involved in many local and national charities and non-profits with a specific focus on childhood cancer and other serious illnesses.
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