One of my all time favorite artists, Olivia De Berardinis, just so happens to be the creator of one of my all time favorite illustrations- go figure. The influential and masterful work of Olivia has immortalised pin-up icon Bettie Page and contributed immensely to the world of feminine erotic art since the mid 1970's. "Necessity shaped my career, I thought illustrating for sex magazines might be a fun temporary job until my "real" career started. In the back of my mind I believed I would go back to the fine arts. It wasn't clear to me then, but this work became my art."