Olivia Byers-Straus (b. 1992, San Francisco, CA) joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2015. She is known as The Fashion Diva. Her love of fashion influences her abstract art practice in terms of her selection of colors and arrangement of patterns. Preferring bright colors, Byers-Straus is known for her paintings, drawings, and collages.
Both a fashionista and a dancer, Byers-Straus artwork is infused with bright colors like her favorite color pink. She starts by drawing or painting an abstract background. Then she layers more details in various media like collage, watercolor, or marker. Sometimes she highlights a single word like "California," "U.S.A.," or "Spring."