Eileen hails from Brooklyn, NY and Northern Virginia and has been painting since her youth. After a 30-year career as an R.N., she decided to go into art full-time. Eileen nurtured her natural talent with classes at The Brooklyn Museum and The Corcoran School of Art and by attending innumerable workshops in the US and abroad. She conducts art workshops, studio tours and offers demonstrations to numerous art leagues and local social groups. Being a former member of the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center Studio Artists in VA, she maintained a working studio there for over 8 years. She presently works out of her studio in Bethany Beach. She is a member of the Rehoboth Art League, SEDAST and The Art League of Ocean City. Eileen is also a partner at Gallery One in Ocean View, DE.
Always pushing the envelope, Olson’s strengths are in color and form, able to distill the essence of nature into her paintings. She has a sensitive and personal style of painting expressing her emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way.
For more than two decades, Eileen has been engaged in an ongoing experiment with painting. She constantly seeks to modify her approach, resisting the comfort of tendency and maintaining the freshness of an unchartered territory.
September 4, 2018
Eileen Olson Artist/Painter firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to express my personal gratitude to you for contributing your time and expertise to serve as a juror for the 2018 NAEA Member Exhibition!
Your service as a juror for this exhibit helps support NAEA’s mission of advancing visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.
As you know, we received 386 submissions and your thoughtful review contributed to the selection of 62 works for display at the NAEA Studio & Gallery and 60 works for inclusion in the Virtual Gallery. We invite you to view this exciting exhibition in person through January 4, 2019, or online after October 1, 2018, at www.arteducators.org/opportunities/naea-studio- gallery-exhibitions/current-exhibitions.
We hope you will join us for the 2018 NAEA Member Exhibit Reception & Celebration on October 16 from 5:30-6:30pm at the NAEA Studio & Gallery. An e-mail invitation will also be sent to you in the coming weeks.
Thank you again for your contribution of time and expertise in making our second annual NAEA Member Exhibition a success. We look forward to collaborating with you in the future!
Deborah B. Reeve, EdD Executive Director
February 24 @ 9:30 am - February 26 @ 3:30 pm
Cost: $200 Members, $250 Non-Members
Please register by 02/23/2020!
Eileen will show you how to let loose and paint like you mean it!
This workshop will expose the student to a new technique and learn the basics of abstraction. Learn about this ancient medium called cold wax and discover its versatility. This workshop is offering you two courses in one, learning a new medium and painting abstract to add to your artistic repertoire.
Note: Cold wax is not the same as encaustics, where heat is necessary to melt the wax creating harmful fumes. This class is appropriate for beginner through advanced levels.
During the workshop you will use instinct, passion and intuition as your guide. Free yourself by working on several paintings at a time to keep yourself moving. Learn how to use this medium along with good composition, strong values and vivid color. Paint over, layer and scrape, to create visual texture, depth, energy and emotion. By manipulating the cold wax, it will allow you and your art to reveal itself. Learn how to create visual impact and how to resolve a painting through self -critique.
Students will create their own small cold wax and oil pieces on Arches Oil paper. Bring your own supplies and the usual painting gear, an open mind, and lots of enthusiasm. There will be plenty of emphasis on creative thinking. Eileen will provide some handouts and do demos. Please bring your lunch.