Glenn Olson’s affinity with nature is closely linked to his upbringing on a ranch in southwestern Saskatchewan. He taught school in the Calgary Public system and studied art at the University of Calgary.
Recognizing that artistic preference is a personal decision, Olson comments that, “Most people who choose art do so because of a certain feeling that the work evokes. In each painting I strive to create that magical element”. As such, his work is not restricted to a specific niche of subjects. This versatility has resulted in the development of an exceptionally diverse portfolio, featuring scenes of wildlife, western art, Native American images and children.
Glenn considers experience and observation as essential to authentic reproduction. He spends a great deal of time studying his subjects and their interaction with the environment prior to reproducing them. Tools of his research include photography and sketching, with an appropriate balance of imagination. He works primarily with acrylics on either board or canvas in developing his highly detailed paintings.