Artist        of Wildlife

     & Nature

Vivian Olsen shows her illustrations

     "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."          

Vivian Olsen, author and illustrator of her published children's book,

 "The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy"

 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.  

Sandhill Cranes Dancing

'Dance of the Sandhill Cranes'

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.

                                'Wolf Gal'                                              

                               'Quail Spin'                           


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

This long project of 3 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

now  - 

$7.99 - at Amazon with this


 Quick - click  LINK: 

"The Good, the Bad, 

and the Goofy"

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Vivian with 4 of her book illustrations - see others here  > 
A Big Surprise !
'The Hen House'
                        &     'Sun Blocks'
"The Hen House"



  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.

 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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