Kristen Olson - Fine Artist

Kristen Olson

Palo Alto, CA - United States

 
 
 

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Kristen Olson

Palo Alto, CA - United States

Kristen Olson - Fine Artist

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About Kristen Olson

Kristen Olson
An American Impressionist

The journey is the magic of my art

I primarily paint landscapes in a wide range of sizes in oil. My paintings are a blend of impressionism and realism and I strive to capture the abstract patterns in nature. When viewers look at my paintings I want them to feel that they are looking at something that is exceptionally well done, beautiful and makes them feel good. I would like them to have an emotional connection to the painting or relate to it personally and see the landscape in a unique way as I do.
When I paint, I start with a subject that inspires me and then allow the painting to evolve as I work on it. In finishing a painting, I concentrate on texture and on creating a work of art rather than an exacting portrait of the subject. This allows me to finish the paintings from my heart. When painting from nature, years of keen observation from all of my senses come out and each painting is an expression of my ever growing fascination with nature's light, color and patterns. This journey is the magic of my art.

Curriculum Vitae

Internationally recognized, Kristen's artwork appears in both private
and corporate collections.
Born, December 12, 1967, Washington, D.C.
Education:
BA, University of Maryland, College Park
Art Studentís League, N.Y.C.
California Art Institute, Calabasas
Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, painting
Numerous artist's workshops including study with Ned Mueller, Donald Putnam, Tom Hill, Marilyn Simandle, Rose Frantzen and Michael Albrechtsen

Affiliations:
California Arts Club
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society
Plein Air Painters of Hawaii
Paradise Painters
Windward Artists Guild
Association of Hawaii Artists
Penninsula Outdoor Painters

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Seafoam and Sailboats by Kristen Olson

 

Fishy Business by Kristen Olson

 

Healdsburg Vineyard by Kristen Olson

 

Golden Vineyard by Kristen Olson

 

Britex Fabrics San Francisco by Kristen Olson

 

The Summer Table by Kristen Olson

 

The Bay Bridge and Treasure Island by Kristen Olson

 

Yountville Barn by Kristen Olson

 

Sailing the San Francisco Bay by Kristen Olson

 

Fall in Napa Valley by Kristen Olson

 

The Grapes of Wrath by Kristen Olson

 

Chestnut and Gold by Kristen Olson

 

Into the Barn by Kristen Olson

 

Harvest Time by Kristen Olson

 

California Poppies in the Stanford Hills by Kristen Olson

 

The Lone Cypress by Kristen Olson

 

Stanford by Kristen Olson

 

Sunday Afternoon In Lanikai by Kristen Olson

 

Ocean's Edge Lanikai by Kristen Olson

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