Artist of Wildlife
Vivian Olsen, Author and Illustrator
This project of 3 long years, working on both watercolor paintings and writing stories about animals, has been engaging and creative and
I've loved every part of it!
If you have youngsters in your
family, this book is available
$7.99 - with this
Gentle or Strong . . .
"My animal subjects range from the smallest birds to the fiercest wolves. Whether gentle or strong,
prey or predator, they release an energy in me as I bring my art to life using watercolors or acrylics.
'The Lookout' - Timber Wolves
Living in the Wild . . .
With a background in art and biology, and years of living in wild country where I assisted a wildlife research biologist, I learned about endangered birds, spent a winter living with 3 moose in my backyard, and daily watched a Sandhill Crane playing with my three little girls.
It was even a surprise to me.
After a few months of being
house bound because of
Covid19, I needed a change and 'pick-me-up'. The ease and fun of painting abstracts was just the thing, no plan
in mind, just paint and have fun--it was very freeing.
. I start with charcoal studies,
creating many drawings of my subject as I slowly work up to an exciting composition. I
then go on to painting using
the glowing colors of pastels,
watercolors, or other media.
My final concerns are to heighten the drama of lights and darks, and to add a
touch of accents to give
sparkle and life to my creation.
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by Vivian C. Olsen
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