Olivia Hayes was born in Dublin and completed a four year full time degree in Design and a postgraduate year in Education at the National College of Art and Design.
During her studies at the NCAD she won several awards and international scholarships .Olivia has worked at the Kilkenny Design Centre and taught art at both second and third level. Her main interest is watercolour painting and her work mainly comprises landscapes of the West of Ireland and Wicklow and streetscapes of Dublin.She has had two sell-out solo exhibitions and exhibits in several galleries in Dublin.
Olivia also exhibits throughout the year in group shows and is an active member of the Watercolour Society , The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, and The Dublin Art Society.
Her paintings feature in corporate and private collections throughout the world and she has contributed to art publications.
Olivia organises workshops in watercolours and painting holidays in Ireland and on the continent, notably in Italy and France and in the Burren, Co Clare. She conducts classes year-round in Kilternan Co Dublin.