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. "