Art  of  Eirich  Olson

Renew - 5 x 7 inches inches oil on board
Mend - 8 x10 inches inches oil on board
Watching in Wonder - 11 x 11 inches oil on board
Meditate - 8 x 10 inches inches oil on board
Layers - 8 x 10 inches oil on board
Beneath the Surface - 5 x 7 inches oil on board
Faerie House - 13 x17 inches oil on board
Cheshire Cat - 12 x 36 inches oil on board
Guiding Light - 7 x 5 inches oil on board
Learning to Fly - 8 x 10 inches oil on board
Take in the Beauty - 17 x 11 inches oil on board

For as long as I can remember the surreal and imaginary have evoked an exciting sense of wonder for me. Painting and escapism are forms of pleasure, therapy, and personal growth. Inspirations, however, spark from the abstract. Most ideas for my paintings develop from sound, music lyrics, color, or natural textures. It's stimulating to integrate these elements with symbolic animals or mythical creatures to explore ideas such as metamorphosis, love, transitions, or simply the ethereal for the sheer joy of it.

 Composition, rhythm, eye flow, values, and balance are worked out through numerous small sketches. Reference material is gathered and a tight line drawing is done on an archival cold press board. Layers of clear gesso are then applied and sanded to a smooth finish. This allows the drawing to be visible as a guide for paint application while creating a barrier between board and paint. Multiple layers of oil paint are applied with a variety of brush sizes. Final details are rendered with the intent of making the unrealistic believable. - Eirich Olson

Client list includes Wizards of the Coast, Image Comics, Penny Farthing Press, Hasbro, Dossinger Publishing, White Wolf, Sabertooth Games, along with personal collectors.

*Colorado Institute of Art Award for Excellence full scholarship

*Gold Key Finalist Scholastic Art Awards

*Scholastic Art Awards National Winner

*First Place achievement Denver Public Schools Senior High Art Exhibit

*Winner of the Savannah College of Art and Design Francis Larkin McCommon Scholarship

*Gutenberg Medaille D'Argent Winner for cover of The Victiorian Act 2: Self Immolation Graphic Novel

*Edmond Arts Festival Honorable Mention Fine Art Oil/Acrylic

*Inclusion in Infected by Art Volume 6 & 7

613 Knights Bridge Rd
Edmond, OK, 73034