Statement - 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.
Biography - Janie Olsen, born and raised in Western Washington, currently has her home & studio in Monroe Washington. Having painted all her life she says “it is a spiritual, driving force within myself”.
Realizing art was going to be one of the main the focuses of her life she graduated from The Burnley School of Professional Art (now Seattle Art Institute), where she studied design and illustration.
Working as a graphic designer during the day, she paints in the evenings and every other spare moment-making her somewhat of a recluse. Her head is filled with ideas and she is constantly sketching, painting and thinking of her next piece - like the Bob Dylan song says-“Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody, when I paint my masterpiece”.
Janie has work in several private collections, on-going work with Schack Art Center of Everett WA, Matzke Fine Art & Sculpture Park of Camano Island WA, Curious Nest, Seattle WA. She also participates in local events throughout the year as listed below.
On going Gallery Representation:
Original Paintings, Prints
2345 Blanche Way-
Camano Island, Washington 98282
2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA 98201
Prints, Small paintings
2916 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 9810
10101 Main St., Bothell,WA 98011
Artwork is sold through galleries. Please feel free to contact Janie Olsen at email@example.com
for gallery representation, detailed information about framed size, price of original paintings, and information on limited edition prints.
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Feeling very happy to part of this beautiful show. This biannual juried exhibit will feature a prolific offering of art created to enhance the garden and bring the garden into the home. Visitors will find artwork to personalize even the smallest landscape with whimsy and grace, as well as structural pieces to define garden spaces long after the flowers have faded.
SHOW DATES: June 15 – September 2
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 15, 5-8pm
Schack Art Center, Main Gallery
2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA
For a great summer destination visit Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park
OPEN every weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) 11 to 5
Weekdays by appointment
2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island, WA 98282
Several of my paintings will be in the gift shop for the summer months.
The Curious Nest A Seattle boutique that specializes in French Antiques, Andrea Savar Jewelry, Found Objects, Local Art.
2916 NE 55th St., Seattle, WA 9810
Several of my small paintings (and one large piece) are currently on display.