When Art Marries Fashion: An Interview With the Girls of the Oliver Gal Artist Company

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Happy Thursday lovelies!

Today I have a special treat for you.

As most of you probably know by now, my family moved out of Lakewood this summer, into a small,  sleepy town one hour north, to be closer to my daughter's school, and...well, it was time for a change anyway.

We literally went from one extreme to another. Even though we live closer to the city, our life feels far more "out of town" now. Thankfully we are renting a beautiful house, but after 26 years I'm giving myself permission to take my time getting used to a new place and making our house feel like home.

Of course with the help of the likes of Home Goods, Ikea, Joss & Main and my house is slowly coming together. And in my searches I discovered my newest obsession: The Oliver Gal Artist Company

As a fashion lover, and someone who appreciates beautiful expression through a quirky and atypical point of view, the Oliver Gal collection really spoke to me. I immediately emailed the Oliver Gal Artist Company and requested an interview with them, and they were thrilled to participate in this blog post. So not only will I be showing you some of my Oliver Gal faves; you will also catch a glimpse into the life and ideas of the artists behind the company.

Although I do try to keep my priorities straight and am supremely grateful for the home I am living in, renting a house has limited my ability to personalize the spaces to my own quirky desires. For example, all the bedrooms have ceiling fans, but none have chandeliers! Can you imagine me living in a house with no chandeliers?? So my first Oliver Gal purchase was the gorgeous, inspiring, "Dramatic Entrance" print that I placed directly over my bed (see below), and it completely transformed my room!

Next I acquired this amazing gilded Chanel canvas called "Pure Gold Dust Scent" to liven up my too-taupe living room space. Now I just need to find the perfect throw pillows, curtains, and rug.

Now go ahead and enjoy our conversation, and let me know which pieces take your breath away!

Fashion-isha: Can you introduce yourselves to my readers? What are you names and tell us a little about yourselves.

The Oliver Gal Girls: Ana Sanchez-Gal & Lola Sanchez.

F: Where did you grow up?

OG: We grew up travelling all over the world. Spain, US, Italy and France for the most part.

F: What is your background in art and when did you decide to enter into the art world?

OG: We both have art and luxury business background. Studied in Europe and the US.

F: Did anything specifically inspire you?  Is there a personal story you’d like to share with us?

Lola: "Life. Art should reflect who you are, what you look up to and where you see yourself. While complementing the space you want to unwind in, or create at. If your closet reveals you as a fashionista, your walls should sing Haute-Couture."

F: How did the Oliver Gal Art company come into being?

OG: The Oliver Gal Artist Co. began concocting in the minds of sisters Ana Gal and Lola Sanchez long before it became a reality. As Ana words it: "We like to say it always existed, since our art belongs to all styles and all eras, it is contemporary as it is timeless... scilicet eternal". However, we've been open to the public since July 2012.

Ana and Lola always thought of bringing haute-art to the people. Art that evolves in a fashion-like motion, while keeping the highest quality materials and creations.

The collective houses several artists, creating a convergence of different art visions that evolves with each project.  

F: What do you think sets your work apart from other artwork?

OG: Our collections range from fashion, to pop culture everyday things and abstract painting. There is no golden rule. The Oliver Gal Artist Co. creates art for every taste and style. Thus, you are the sole decision maker on what is in and what is out... and the collective believes in art that evolves like fashion does, so the top sellers change every day, with every new Oliver Gal collector. 
"Dramatic Entrance Night," a current bestseller, was one of my first purchases when I moved. It hangs in my bedroom in lieu of a real chandelier since I'm only renting my home now.

F: I personally love how your artwork is light and fun and encompasses both glamour and deep emotion. Sometimes life shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Do you agree with that concept and try to incorporate it into your work?

OG: Yes, our work is many times a parody of ourselves. We try to satire the fact that we're so obsessed about fashion. It just takes over our lives.

F: What is your favorite Oliver Gal piece and why?

OG: Watercoveted. It represents a woman enjoying the water and the sun. It's just captivating.
F: If there is one message you’d like to get out to my readers and to the world what would it be?

Ana: "Every day we find new followers and proud "Oliver Gal Collectors" (this is how we call our artwork owners) and they are proud and happy to share with the world the pieces that they own (e.g. - Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook). It is a project that truly awakens passion in our customers and this makes every piece we make a before-and-after moment in our company and in our lives."

F: Just like what I'm doing here! Discovering your art has been a great way to add a bit of cheer to my new environment. Your pieces just make me happy!

Until next time,



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  1. Sharon, how fun and delightful! Plus I adore your new "chandelier!"
    Thanks for sharing these super creative artists!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. Your Chanel print is gorgeous. I've just bought a new home also, and I would love some of these glam prints for my office. Off to check them out ;-) xx

  3. My mother wore Chanel...loving that for sure!