Marty Olson

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Lawrence, Kansas is my center, my home.

Having grown up here in Lawrence, all of my influences have certainly been filtered through public education and a rich social life. My work appears in numerous private collections, predominantly local and regional.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I have frequently revisited my “roots” for cultural inspiration. I love the light, landscape, history and cultural input when I am there. These aspects have certainly factored into my visual vocabulary.

I have pursued a variety of themes for expressing what dances in my head through the years: Healing Hearts, Sacred Imagery, Eastern and Western Letterforms, as well as Regional Environmental Imagery, both recognizable and abstracted.

My plan is to explore all forms of visual expression until I am rendered incapable.