Artist of


 & Nature

Lamb Love
Lamb Love

20"x24". Watercolor Available

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Call Me Buff. - Bison
Call Me Buff. - Bison

22"x 28". Pastel. Sold

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"Midight Owl" - BIRD GALLERY
"Midight Owl" - BIRD GALLERY

Time to hunt by moonlight Acrylic on Canvas

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Lamb Love
Lamb Love

20"x24". Watercolor Available

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Vivian Olsen shows her illustrations

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



  Vivian Olsen - Artist,
Author and Illustrator
"As an Artist I've always felt a kinship towards nature and animals so it was natural for me to blend my love of animals with my profession as an artist. I've been creating wildlife paintings since I was young, and also taught for years as a high school art teacher.
I'm now proud to add to that vocational list that I'm an author and illustrator of a children's book. Writing whimsical stories and painting colorful watercolors of the entertaining animal characters for my book was a project of 3 long years. That work was totally engaging and creative and I loved every part of it!  I'm now excited to be writing and illustrating another children's book!"


Youngsters in your life?

 This book is available

from Amazon


$7.99 - with this




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Vivian with 4 of her book illustrations -         see others here > 
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 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.  

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        '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.

                               'Quail Spin'                           

                                'Wolf Gal'                                              

A Big Surprise-
'The Hen House'
                                  'Sun Blocks'
"The Hen House"

Abstracts ??


  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"

 As I Begin to Paint .  .  


         'Blue Heron'                                        'Coyote On Alert'   

"Coyote on Alert"


 .  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.

"Raven Calling"

    'Raven Calling'

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by Vivian C. Olsen

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