Butterfly Brushes was awarded Top Ten Visual Artist by Hamilton Spectator Readers- 2016 & 2017

Grimsby Heritage Art Award winner – February 2016

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Grimsby Heritage Art Award winner – February 2013

Olivia won 1st place in the Grimsby Heritage Art competition and her artwork was displayed at the Grimsby Library for the month of February.  Here is what it looked like.heritage


Remembrance Day Poster Contest

I was recently awarded 1st place in the Beamsville Legion Remembrance Day Poster contest for my black and white poster.  My poster was then forwarded to the Niagara Legion where it placed 3rd for the Niagara Region in the Grade 4, 5 and 6 division. Here is a picture of my poster.



 Remembrance Day Poster

I was featured recently in the Niagara this Week newspaper.

Young creator of masterpieces

November 5, 2012 00:11:00
Olivia Book first picked up a paint brush at age five.

At age six, she created her first water colour painting, which she called Bowl of Apples. This is when her parents realized their young daughter had a natural talent and enrolled her in art lessons at the Stoney Creek School of Art. Since then, Book has been creating masterpieces in water colour, acrylics and pastels. Earlier this year the Grimsby girl began selling her artwork on her website,, named after her favourite painting — a monarch butterfly she created for her grandfather when she was eight. They are also available in greeting card form at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and Community Living store.

This weekend residents will be able to meet Book and view her art up close and personal at the Maplecrest Christmas Bazaar. Taking place Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a wide assortment of arts, crafts and goodies on sale at the Grimsby long-term care facility.

This will be the first time Book will be displaying her paintings and cards for sale and is excited about the opportunity. Book has been working hard on a Mistletoe water colour, which will be for sale as a Christmas card at Saturday’s bazaar. Anyone who visits Book’s table will be entered in a draw to win a Christmas gift basket.


I was featured recently in the Niagara this Week newspaper.

A ‘beary’ good outfit

Grimsby girl a finalist in Build a Bear competition

A ‘beary’ good outfit. Eight-year-old Olivia Book is asking the community to vote for her Build a Bear outfit as part of an international competition. Book, a student at St. Johns, is one of eight finalists in her age group. submitted photo

An aspiring eight-year-old fashion designer is looking to the community for support.

Olivia Book, eight, is one of 24 finalists in an international Build a Bear competition. Book, a student at St. John’s Catholic Elementary School, is one of eight finalists in her age group competing to have their original design become a new outfit at the popular children’s store.

If Book wins, not only will her original tank top and capri outfit be produced by the chain, she will also win a four-day trip to New York City, where they will unveil her design, as well as a $5,000 scholarship.

The contest was open to residents of Canada, the United States and United Kingdom.



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