About The Artist

Derek Olson recreates natural and man-shaped environments through his unique and personal viewpoint. A limited and saturated palette translates the atmospheric depth, light and colour providing the viewer with the essence of the place.

Derek Olson | Curriculum Vitae

Present

Derek Olson Studio | Principle
Independent studio, Original Art and Fine Jewellery Design

Derek Olson Goldsmiths | Principle
Regina, Saskatchewan
Retail studio custom design and fine jewellery services.
1989 – 1996

Derek Olson Studio | Principle
Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC
Retail studio custom design and fine jewellery services.

Previous to 1979

Designer/Goldsmith/Retail – Birks | Jason Goldsmiths | Thomas McArthur
Edmonton Alberta, Calgary Alberta

Education

1974 – 1978 4-year Diploma in Jewelry & Design
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1982 Gemological Institute of America, Colored Stone Certification

The Regina Arts Collective (RAC) Emergence exhibition in the Lobby Gallery at The Regina Performing Arts Centre, October 2017. Painting in photo: Falling Water. Acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 58″.

International attention was received for Derek’s work titled Qu’Appelle. The fully articulated fine gold and diamond fan was exhibited at the DeBeers Diamond: Natures Miracle Exhibition in Venice Italy.

Mania No.2 | 2004

Mania No.2
Format to Facet: Body Ornament | West Triangle Gallery

Exhibition Highlights

2017 | The Regina Arts Collective (RAC) Emergence exhibition in the Lobby Gallery at The Regina Performing Arts Centre, Saskatchewan Canada

2005 | Private exhibit for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Royal Visit, Regina, Radisson Hotel Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada

2005 | Invitation to Exhibit | Jewelry Fair: Milan, Italy

2005 | Library and Archives Building,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2005 | The Mackenzie Art Gallery | Special
Exhibit and Presentation, Regina,
Saskatchewan, Canada

2004 | De Beers | DTC exhibition
“Diamonds: Natures Miracle” Venice, Italy

2004 | Format To Facet: Body Ornament West
Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1978 | Graduation Exhibition | Alberta College
of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Featured in Publications
  • Canadian Diamonds Magazine
  • Novo Magazine
  • Elle Canada
  • Enroute – Air Canada Magazine
  • Canadian Jeweler Magazine
  • Western Living Magazine
  • National newspapers, Canada