I wanted to feature Lola Sanchez in my blog to let you know more about the Lola I am forever grateful to call a dear friend, one whom I admire and who is a great example to us all.
Oliver Gal is Lola’s masterpiece that shows us what you can achieve when you put in hard work, dedication and passion towards what you love. For those aspiring to someday run your own business, have a passion for art or want to combine the two, this is the girl we can all learn a thing or two from.
Below you will find a quick Q&A with Lola, the artist behind the very successful art company, Oliver Gal.
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself?
A: My name is Lola, I was born in Madrid, Spain and I am the art director and co-founder at a fun venture called The Oliver Gal Artist Co. I live in sunny Miami, Florida and I am passionate about interior design – which I am studying at the San Francisco Academy of Art and of course I am in love with ART!
Q: Why Art?
A: I studied in Europe, Luxury Management and Business administration in general, nothing related to art but it was always my passion. My sister Ana Sanchez-Gal and her husband Assi Gal have had this amazing custom art company for over 14 years. When I joined them, they motivated me to create my own collection under Ana’s creative direction. It went amazing! Now, four years later, we are one of the leading art manufacturers online and we also do custom art for interior designers or just customers like you and me, that have a specific idea in mind and want somebody to help them bring it to life.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Both Ana and I are behind most of the pieces that you see in Oliver Gal. We take our inspiration from everywhere. I have to say, that is something one has to teach themselves. You need to be open to all the ideas that might come to you – for example a very cool door in Luzern, Switzerland – just led to a full collection!
Lately we are inspired by fashion week and all the new color trends that are coming. We see the 90s coming back strong!
Q: Describe your art in 5 words.
A: Thought-provoking, inspirational, addictive and fresh
Q: Your favorite art piece and why?
A: They’re all my favorite, but if I had to choose just one I’d say Water Coveted. I love it! This piece represents a woman, tanning in the sun, her feet are in the cold water, and she’s fearless even with her eyes closed she can see. She’s dreaming. Aren’t we all?
Lola Sanchez – Co Founder & Art Director at Oliver Gal