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Mark Olson

  • 7 Mark Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903, USA
  • Outland Gallery

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Mark Drive Studios

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Outland Gallery

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

I see my paintings as records of a dialog between visual energy flows that I initially set in motion, like skipping stones on a still lake, but with color beginning on the open field of an empty canvas. My color choices are never random – they always come from some element or aspect or experience in my daily life, although beyond that elements of chance and randomness are deeply woven in my creative process. If you really look, there are many color journeys to be found and explored in my paintings. Without the distractions of identifying familiar physical objects, the confrontation with deep flows of creative energy becomes an encounter that pulls the viewer out of passive reverie and into a direct experience of being present in the moment with a work of art.


I’m a painter, and I live and work in San Rafael, California. I work mostly with acrylic paint, soft pastels and pure pigment on canvas, but I sometimes incorporate other elements in my paintings, too. I also photograph. I’m very fortunate to live nearby nature, and I find the hills, forests, and shores close to home to be an endless source of inspiration.

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Acrylic Paint, Photography, Mixed Media

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