At The Gallery
Mixed Media
over her head

Barbara Olsen

Barbara Olson says "I am a story teller and collage art is now the means I use to express myself. I am a self-taught artist and my art is inspired by words, proverbs, color, and life around me. Early in my career I painted in oil, telling stories on canvas about people who had inspired me in one way or another. Since then my work has taken a more whimsical turn.

Now I am more interested in combinations of materials, words and sayings that find their way into my mixed media art. I search for old bits of history to combine with the new. Found objects and papers as well as new materials all combine to tell the story. "


She was in over her head ...

"I decided to make another larger piece of In over her head. I had fun making it and I love all the colors. This piece is probably a big part of me as I often get "in over MY head" with projects."

Mixed media collage.

Image size is 16 x 20, framed size is 21 x 25.


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out of nowhere



polka dots
catch a falling star

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Please note that most of these pieces are original, one-of-a-kind works of art.
If a piece you see here is no longer available, we will try to find another that is comparable.