Hope Olson is a painter and mixed-media artist based in Holland, Michigan. Her art celebrates home, community, and slow, old-fashioned living. The compositions and colors of Hope's paintings are inspired by her long-held affection for interior decorating, historic architecture, country life, and early 20th century art. Hope particularly borrows from the sensibilities of the Fauvist art movement, which emphasizes strong marks and colors that magnify mood and compel curiosity. She earned a B.S. in Interior Design from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, and also focused her college coursework in studio art and marketing.
These portraits are a quiet look at people in their day to day. Some of the subjects are at work and some of them are at play. Perhaps the line is blurred and their work is such a delight to them that it's hardly work at all.