Kristen Olson Fine Art
Her work is best described as a poetic blend of contemporary impressionism and representational art.
Internationally recognized, Kristen's artwork appears in both private and corporate collections.
About Kristen Olson
Inspired by the incredible beauty and dramatic scenery of Hawaii, Kristen's artwork features landscapes and figures in their natural surroundings. She strives to capture unique moments in time. A warm glow with sparkling colors, abstract water patterns, striking clouds, and thoughtful figurative poses are just some of the phrases that characterize her work. Her work is best described as a poetic blend of contemporary impressionism and representational art. Internationally recognized, Kristen's artwork appears in both private and corporate collections.
The range of Olson's work shows her talent as a painter and her philosophy toward painting. "When I view one of my paintings, I want it to bring me back to when I was on the scene. I want it to convey the emotion that first captured my attention - the temperature, the atmosphere and the soul of the place. This is the goal of my work - to go past just the image and touch the viewer in a way that evokes emotion"
Rather than just reproducing the object or telling a story, Kristen creates her images with the dramatic and subtle use of color. The viewer's eye sees the vivid color and reacts to the color - each perception unique. Kristen's paintings are also filled with the contrasts of heavy textured brushstrokes to soft fluid washes.
Memberships include, Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Hawaii and Paradise Painters
- BA, University of Maryland, College Park
- Art Student's League, N.Y.C., with scholarship
- California Art Institute, Calabasas
- Santa Monica College
- Otis Parson's School of Design, L.A.
- Scottsdale Artists School
- Numerous workshops with well-known artists
Classes and Workshops
Weekly painting classes:
Class sizes are limited to 10 students.
Tuesday morning classes are at scheduled outdoor locations where students
will learn to paint "en plein air".
Thursday afternoon classes are also available.
Lots of individual attention is given to each student.
Call or email for more information.
Supply list for either watercolor or oil and a schedule of plein air locations will be provided upon registration.
Inquire about weekend landscape painting workshops.
The second weekend of each month, Sat./Sun. from 8am to 4pm, $160.00 per workshop. Classes are "en plein air" or on location.
Call for more information call (808) 469-2092
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