By Kathie Olivas
Kathie Olivas is a multi-media artist who resides in Tampa, FL. At 30, she has been featured in numerous galleries across the globe and is represented in the permanent collection at the Tampa Museum of Art. She received her bachelor's degree in visual arts from the University of South Florida. Inspired by early American portraiture that often depicted children as small adults in an idealized new land, her work focused on idealized characters that parallel this vision within their own sense of post-apocalyptic conformity, uniquely documenting their own stories in a mysterious brave new world.