Olsen displays a very vivid imagination of luscious creations and fanciful creatures ! Creating the “extra-ordinary” in your mind.
Drawing from the Latin American genre of Magic Realism where symbolic, surreal and fantastic elements blend with realistic atmospheres, they remove the veil on a world where everything is possible.
“Every story tells a picture…My acrylic paintings can be whimsical, mystical at times, or just simply there. Being a continual daydreamer, passionately attracted to fairy tales, nature, romance, the notion of opposites–good, evil, chaos, ugly, beautiful on and on, there is always some sort of story (or hidden meaning) behind each painting in my mind. Sometimes it is difficult to put into words what the meaning of a piece is, but each painting is to speak for itself and have the viewer go away with his or her own thoughts about the piece. What the viewer thinks about my work is more important than the story I may give. Inspiration comes from nature, animals, music, poetry, and stories.” J.O.