Olya Schmidt is a watercolour artist, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Olya has loved painting, drawing and making scrapbooks all her life and began pursuing her passion full time when she took a leap of faith and signed up for her first ‘Art in the City’ exhibit in 2012. In 2013 she also participated in Art Battle, an exhilarating competition where artists have 20 minutes to create paintings in front of the live audience. In 2015 Olya has taught her first online class ‘Bright Ideas’ with Craftsy, followed by her second online class ‘Sketch Your World’ with Studio Calico in 2016.

She is passionate about seeking joy in everyday life, memory keeping, traveling around the world and inspiring others through her artwork and creative projects.

Olya lives with her husband Karl and their bunny Daisy. Together they created ‘BunnyBearSoftware’ and have made several apps together, including Paint Paper Studio and True Bokeh.