Artist Spotlight — Elizabeth Olwen

Artist Spotlight — Elizabeth Olwen

Amber Lotus is thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Olwen to our family of contributing artists. For 2023, we are publishing her uplifting wall calendar.

Elizabeth is a Canadian print and pattern designer living in Lisbon, Portugal. She creates illustrations infused with heart and soul, with the intention of spreading beauty and amplifying joy. Inspired by the world around her—from Canada’s dense forests to the colors and tiles of Lisbon, as well as her exuberant travel adventures in between—Elizabeth’s mindfully crafted artwork is driven by her desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes. 

Elizabeth’s obsession with patterns began as a child. She was mesmerized by the orange floral drapes, matching floral wallpaper, and Formica table in her mother’s kitchen. She was surrounded by prints that were bold and unapologetic, and patterns were something that she could lose herself in—a window to faraway places. To this day she still has a love of wild 1970s patterns. 

Collaborating with companies she admires from all around the world, Elizabeth creates a wide range of feel-good, intentional products such as home decor, stationery, fabric, bedding, swimwear, and jewelry. You can find out more about her work at or follow her on Instagram @elizabetholwen.

Posted by Amber Lotus Publishing on 1st Aug 2022