Serenity Acres, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 30 inches
When Todd Olson took up painting, inspired by his life partner Lon Michels, he inherited a proclivity for a vivid palette, flat figures, repeating patterns, and a contagious joy. Serenity Acres situates the viewer on a porch, surveying an idyllic landscape. Rendered in a style reminiscent of Matisse, folk art and -- of course -- Lon Michels, Olson's work creates a window to a world in which beauty prevails.
Donated By Lon Michels and Todd Olson and Portrait Society Gallery