Artist Kristen Olson

An example of fine art by Kristen Olson

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The Artist Says:

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 and 
portray scenes that might otherwise go unnoticed.
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.  In addition to several art shows, Kristen has illustrated two children's book, Two Tales of Hawaii and Father Damien, both for Island Heritage, three coloring books for The Bess Press, a line of greeting cards and prints for Signature Designs, a line of greeting cards for Hawaiian Resources as well as numerous private commissions.  

Collectors Say:

"Your own work is such an inspiration and your willingness to let us tackle difficult tasks that let us stretch is commendable."
I am very happy with you as a teacher.  You are kind and gentle.   Your spirit is such a joy that it  is contagious and your way of looking at things is helping me adjust a negative part of me."

Other Artists Say:

"  Thank you so much for yesterday.  I am really enjoying getting to know you better.  You make me feel more comfortable when I am painting than any other teacher I have ever had.  And, I appreciate your extended kindness to my friend, Mary.     

“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” .....John Ruskin
“The sweet companionable presence; the austere Demeanor, hiding a rich heart; the glance, Intense and penetrant, that says a soul is here.”........Richard Watson Gilder


Kristen Olson  Artist
When viewers see Kristen’s paintings, they are attracted to the beauty and light; they understand that they are looking at something that is exceptionally well done, beautiful and imparts a unique and peaceful feeling.
Kristen puts the love and excitement she feels toward her subjects with the intention that the viewer will have an emotional connection to her work, one that brings back a particular memory or feeling.
She strives to create each painting in such a way that when viewed from a close distance, they are textural and almost abstract in nature.  
When seen from a further distance, the impressionist-style brushstrokes, lines, shapes and colors magically come together in perfect rhythm to reveal a particular subject.
Kristen was featured in an article in the January 2016 issue of Plein Air Magazine.  Internationally recognized, her artwork is in collections worldwide, both private and corporate, including the White House Collection.  Kristen is an artist in residence at Tommy Bahama’s and is represented by other galleries.

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