"My work is much involved with my love of the paint itself — with layering it, with building textures, etc. all this is striving for a sensual visual beauty. Color is my first language. I have fun with personification as well as improbabilities of scale. My work is heavily influenced thematically by my environment, both physical and spiritual."

Olive Ayhens discovered the environment of Tampa Florida recently in her life. This new series of prints reflects her growing love of what she calss this "swamp" environment of Lettuce Lake Park.