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Artist of
 & Nature

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 Gentle or Strong . . .

        'Keeping Watch' - Mule Deer                                             


 . . . "My animal subjects range from the smallest birds to the fiercest wolves. Whether prey

or predator, they release an energy in me as I bring my art to life using watercolors or acrylics.  

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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 our pet Sandhill Crane
playing with my three little girls.
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                                'Foxy's Gang'                                              

 'Golden Eagle Family'                           

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Abstracts ??
"The Hen House"
'The Hen House'

                                'Sun Blocks'


  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.

"Sun Blocks"
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'Magpie Music'    


                                            'Quail Play'   

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 . . I start with charcoal studies, creating many drawings of my subject as I slowly work up to an exciting composition. 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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 As I Begin to Paint .  .  

    'Great Blue Heron'

Vivian Olsen shows her illustrations

 It's Here !   -  Vivian Olsen’s Children's Book  



  Vivian Olsen - Artist, Author and Illustrator
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"As an Artist I'm elated to be writing about and creating whimsical, 
colorful watercolors of entertaining animal characters in this book."
"The Good, The Bad, and The Goofy" - A Children's Book
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Vivian with 3 of her book illustrations -         see others- go to

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by Vivian C. Olsen

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