432 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

phone: (508) 487-0915

Rose Olson



    Rose Olson is a painter with Studios in Beverly and Boston’s South-End, where she grew up. After graduating from Tufts University, she taught at several colleges in the area including Montserrat College of Art where she joined their full-time faculty and earned the rank of Professor. She is a colorist, continually influenced by the beauty of natural elements.


    Represented by:

    Kingston Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue #43, Boston www.kingstongallery.com

    Hutson Gallery, 423 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA www.hutsongallery.com

    Geoform.net, Julie,Karabenick, editor/curator, on-line gallery www.geoform.net


    Please click to view: Olson Exhibition List (pdf)

Artist Statement


Color has a sharpening aspect, affecting our senses and intellect simultaneously. These paintings reflect my passion for color and its interaction with the beauty of natural elements.


Wood-grain patterns are exciting and varied since each is specific to what was once a living tree. These patterns are as unique as our fingerprints and as important as the colors I use. Both contribute to the meaning and structure of every work. Many layers of different colors applied one color layer at a time, enhance each wood-grain pattern and increase that painting’s luminosity. The character of that wood affects the way each color is received, so the transparent colors continue being layered on until the painting starts to bloom.


My colors often change as the viewer moves, or the light shifts. I am conscious of that interplay. Hard edges and color bands also enhance the spatial and color effects of each work revealing, in a sense, another way of seeing that world.


July 2017


432 Commercial Street  |  Provincetown, MA 02657   |   (508) 487-0915

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