Abstract Impressionism

Picture of the Artist, Derek Olson sitting in front of large original painting.

“The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” – Lucian Freud

Using subtle to strong brush strokes along with the intensity of hue and saturation within his palette Derek builds large areas of imagery revealing his perceptual emphasis and emotive state without relying on the literal representation of objects, places or metaphors.

Derek favours working on large canvases for most of his paintings. Supporting the impact of his artistic vision is a key factor in the artist’s choice of canvas size.

All of Derek’s paintings are ready to be hung.