Nick Olsen is a Brisbane based painter who is interested in the built environment and how our living spaces reflect our cultural sensibilities through different times in our history. He uses a focus on light, tone and colour to elicit an emotional response and a sense of “place” in his work.
Exhibiting yearly since 1990 , Collections Gold Coast Regional Gallery, Ipswich Regional Gallery, Redcliffe Regional Gallery, QUT Gallery ( Alumni) , Museum of Brisbane . Awards- Finalist Australian High Court centenary prize 2003, Finalist – Tattersalls Club Art Prize 2008, 2009. Gold Coast Art Prize 2013, Brisbane Rotary Art Prize – 2009, 2015,2016. Winner – Brisbane Rotary Art Prize ( Painting) 2007. Winner Royal Overseas League Travelling Scholarship 2011.
Winter Salon: July 2021