Ravens, owls and antelope…and maybe an occasional horse too are the subjects depicted by artists Vivian Olsen and Joren Traveller. Their exhibit is through March 29.
Olsen, who has an avid interest in birds and mammals, portrays them in lifelike oil paintings. Using sketches and drawings from outdoor observations and her photographs, she paints her subjects realistically to capture each animal’s personality.
Olsen paints from her studio in Eagle Crest and exhibits her artwork regularly in group shows with the High Desert Art League or in solo exhibits. She is president of the High Desert Art League, and a member of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists. www.vivianolsen.com and www.highdesertartleague.com.
Traveller is a sculptor and painter. Birds, equines and wildlife have always been in Joren’s life and heart and are among her favorite subjects for sculpture and paint. Sculpting in bronze has been her favorite medium but she has expanded her interest to include hand built ceramic sculpture and also does animal portraits by commission. She is a member of the Red Chair Gallery in Bend and a member and secretary of the High Desert Art League.