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."          

 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 excitement in me as I bring my art to life using watercolors,

acrylics, or mixed media.

'Dance of the Sandhill Cranes'

Living in Wild Country

With a background in art and biology, and years of living in wild country with 

wildlife 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 finally 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"

Vivian with 3 of her book illustrations - see some others here   

A Big Surprise !

'The Hen House'
                        &  'Sun Blocks'



YES! It was even a surprise to me. 

After a few months of being housebound

because of Covid 19,

 I needed a change and

 'pick-me-up'. The ease

and fun of painting

abstracts was just the

thing--no plan in mind, 

paint and have fun--

it was very freeing.

 As I  Paint . . . 


 I begin with sketches,

creating  many drawings 

of my subject, slowly 

working up an exciting, 

 final composition. Then 

I begin to paint, happily

for hours,using the

glowing colors of water-color, acrylic, or often 


Finally, after checking

values and details I

add the final touches--

accents that add life

and sparkle.

               'Blue Heron'                                'Coyote On Alert'

               'Raven Calling'

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by Vivian C. Olsen

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