'We live in an overly stimulated world, constantly bombarded with news, noise, and nonsense. Our fast paced lives are filled with nuisances, deadlines, bureaucracy, and demands. Stress is common and we all learn to multitask.
With modern demands, art is essential now more than ever. It helps us gain perspective, removes us from our normal mundane lives, and inspires us, all of which can have a profound influence on how we relate to each other and the world around us.
My goal as a representational artist in the 21st century is to offer a mental escape for the viewer through my work in oil, pastel, or drawing that relaxes and hopefully reconnects the viewer with the simple, beautiful, and elegant moments in life.' -- Christy Olsen