Mikael Olson

Born in Denver in 1973, Mikael Olson has been painting for as long as he can remember.


"I paint because it is the most natural way for me to define myself. I prefer to paint ordinary things, and I try to paint them honestly. Painting is my response to the intoxication of my visual experience."

Mikael is a graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and has continued to hone his craft through studies at the Arts Student League of Denver. He has worked alongside such prominent painters as Quang Ho and fellow Coloradan Kevin Wechbach, and includes among his influences such diverse talents as Andrew Wyeth and Richard Diebenkorn. His painting style, which he describes as "impressionistic toward slightly expressionistic," is beautifully suited to the subjects he prefers: single objects in bold still-life, human figures thoughtfully composed and cleanly rendered, and light-infused street scenes.

Bolinas Beach, California

oil 20 x 24" framed, $ 2800


A Quiet Ride, Venice

oil 16 x 20 " framed, $ 1900

Governor's Mansion Fountain, Denver

oil 12 x 16" framed, $ 1100

Painted plein air

Saint Mark's

oil 16 x 20 " framed, $ 1900

Geese, City Park

oil 36 x 36 " wrapped canvas $ 8200

Walking to Saint Mark's

oil 24 x 36 " framed, $ 5200



It's a Date, Red Rocks

oil 36 x 48" framed, $ 9300



oil 24 x 24 " wrapped, $ 3500


Cupcake Duo

In the Garden

oil 30 x 36 " wrapped, $ 7000





red umbrella restaurant cafe contemporary art oil painting

St Mark's

oil 22 x 28 " framed, $ 3500

Bike Rider




Colorado Blues

Introducing Red

Winona's - Steamboat Springs


Yellow Dress

Old Mine

San Francisco Marina


Chatfield Reservoir, Storm




Point Reyes


San Francisco

Kindred Spirits


Lunch Date




All These People Are Dead



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