Jeff Olson: artist & art teacher
Jeff Olson is a US based artist residing in Seattle, Washington. Moreover, he is the Director of Art Education for Royal Talens North America. We are very fortunate and proud that he supports the values and mission of the Royal Talens Foundation.
As an artist, Jeff has a significant and original body of work spanning thirty years. His paintings offer a unique vision of the landscape and the inspirational forces of nature which shape it. His primary medium is Amsterdam™ acrylic paint on canvas, applying the material with a direct and rapid technique.
Jeff holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing. He has a decade of college and university teaching experience in studio art, and more than twenty years in the art material industry with product expertise in a variety of mediums. Olson’s lectures deliver meaningful insights into the history, development, and application of artists’ materials.
“The emphasis of my process is one of discovery. It is this philosophy that makes painting exciting and meaningful for me and feeds my ambitions as an artist”.
This painting was donated by Olson to the upcoming Royal Talens Foundation auction in 2023!
As the Director of Art Education for Royal Talens North America, Jeff coordinates and facilitates retail product training and promotion, our educational outreach, and the nationally recognized art ambassador program.
The mission of the Art Education Program is to provide resources and services to our retail partners, artists, and educators that encourages artistic experimentation and expression. At Royal Talens our broadest mission is to Facilitate and Stimulate Creative Expression. The goal of the Education Program is to Engage, Inform and Inspire to that end.
"I believe that education is potential. That it can be the catalyst to understanding the world as it is and how it might be and develops within us a stronger sense of the self and our place in the world as we chose to create it."
Spain | Together with artist and Royal Talens Spain colleague Pilar Barrios Varela, fifteen migrant women and girls created four beautiful ‘Vertical Gardens’. During the process they found strength, confidence and support with each other. This is how they did it.
At the annual Creativeworld in Frankfurt, Royal Talens connected with their business partners and community. The Royal Talens Foundation was present as well with an interactive display. Passersby were encouraged to share their thoughts on which non-profit the Royal Talens Foundation should collaborate with next. The response was fantastic, and we're grateful for all the great ideas we received. It is a starting point for new collaborations so we can expand on projects around the world. And we are still open to new ideas! do you want to connect? Please send an email to email@example.com 💌 We want to extend our gratitude to all the visitors at Creativeworld for taking part in this interactive experience and for the numerous connections we made at the event. We're thrilled to join hands and work together to empower young minds to paint a colorful future.
Tanzania | On October 31, 2023, Vrijwillig Wereldwijd, a Dutch volunteering organization, orchestrated a heartwarming art project at a school for deaf children called Shule ya Viziwi in Iringa, Tanzania. Elise Diderich was there to help and reported back to us about the event. She mentioned that over 100 children joined the workshop in which they could paint their favourite animals with watercolours from Royal Talens. A big turnout for a fantastic event!
Dear community, As we say goodbye to 2023, we cannot ignore the numerous challenges and unexpected events that marked this year. But here's the thing: art and colours might not be magic wands, but they sure do make life a bit brighter! In times like these, creativity is key, and art can unlock new perspectives, bring people together, and even inspire change. That's why we're thrilled to have you on board with us. Together, we're empowering young minds to paint a more colourful future for all. Our team is excited for our upcoming projects that aim to bring children and young people together through the shared joy for creativity. We're eager to team up with anyone who shares our passion. So, feel free to reach out to us if you have some colourful ideas for 2024. From everybody at the Royal Talens Foundation we wish you happy holidays and a colourful 2024! Warm wishes, Jinwen Projectmanager at the Royal Talens Foundation