Lonnie Ollivierre, born in St.Vincent
and Grenadines, a small island in the caribbean, where he lived with his father and two sisters. He inherited his love of
art from his father, a sign painter who painted houses for a living. At a very young age Ollivierre moved to Brooklyn
to live with his mother. He dreamt of becoming a cartoonist, but a television program on Norman Rockwell compelled the artist
to pursue painting as a career.
Discourage by others who assured him he could never make a living as
an artist, Ollivierre continued, eschewing art school and taught himself to paint with oil and acrylic. He taught himself
to draw from comic books he collected.
"I paint what I see in my everday life," says Ollivierre, "my family
and the love of life are my inspiration. I want to inspire, educate and uplift others through my art."
Ollivierre resides in Atlanta, GA.