Sterling artist Octavia Frazier's paintings of interiors and still lifes are vibrant and colorful. Her usual medium is oil but recently she has incorporated more collages in her work and she finds herself moving more towards the abstract. Born in Weiden, Germany to an American military father and a German-Yugoslavian mother, her family traveled and lived in many different parts of the world. She won her first art competition at age 12. She has since won many more awards and has exhibited her works throughout the DC metro area. Octavia is a full time interior designer with the Ethan Allen Company at Tyson's Cornerand has studied art all over the world, including the local Northern Virginia Community College.