Greg Olsen







Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

Provo, Utah


"From an early age I have always been fascinated by paintings that create mood, emotion and atmosphere; especially those paintings that lift me and transport me to some far off place. These are the elements I strive to create in my paintings. My paintings in many ways record what is most important to me: my feelings and experiences with family and friends along with the spiritual aspects of my life. My hope is that in these images you will find something familiar, something which will resonate and remind you of what is important in your own life."

- Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho and grew up in the nearby farming community of Iona. He is the oldest of five children. Greg was blessed with very supportive parents who always encouraged him and provided opportunities for him to pursue his passion of art. Greg remembers a time as a teenager when he had been hired to paint a large sign for a local grocery store. It was wintertime and too cold to paint in the garage so his parents let him set up a workshop in his bedroom. He promptly spilled two quarts of black and orange enamel paint all over his bedroom carpet. Amazingly, his parents still encouraged him in his artistic endeavors.

Greg's mother said, "Greg began showing an interest in art when he was in about the 4th or 5th grade. He asked for a John Nagey art set for Christmas, which came with detailed instructions about values, shading, perspective, etc. It also came with a plentiful supply of paper and different shades of black, grey and white chalk, along with colored pencils. Greg seemed to enjoy practicing with these and received encouragement from his school teacher as well as at home.

By the time Greg reached Jr. high School he began to take it quite seriously, and when he entered Bonneville High School he was fortunate to have an extremely good art teacher, who perhaps, contributed more to Greg's art education and desire to make it his life's work than any other person."

After high school Greg attended Utah State University where he studied art. While attending school he met his wife, Sydnie Cazier. They have six children and are enjoying their new role as grandparents. Greg likes being close to his family. He paints in his studio, 37 steps from the back door of their home.


The Spirit of Christmas Vignette by Greg Olsen


Joy of the Lord Vignette by Greg Olsen


Even A Sparrow by Greg Olsen


Consider the Lilies by Greg Olsen


Just for a Moment by Greg Olsen


Worlds Without End by Greg Olsen


Sacred Space by Greg Olsen


Joy of the Lord by Greg Olsen


The Spirit of Christmas by Greg Olsen


O Jerusalem by Greg Olsen


The Holy Family by Greg Olsen


The Nativity by Greg Olsen


Walk with Me by Greg Olsen


The Good Shepherd by Greg Olsen


Hand in Hand by Greg Olsen


In His Constant Care by Greg Olsen


The Master's Touch by Greg Olsen


The Way of Joy by Greg Olsen


Walk with Me by Greg Olsen


Take My Hand by Greg Olsen


The Savior by Greg Olsen


Lost and Found by Greg Olsen


Bread of Life by Greg Olsen


Hope on the Horizon by Greg Olsen


Let Him In by Greg Olsen


Lost and Found by Greg Olsen


The Dandelion by Greg Olsen


Walk With Me by Greg Olsen


Precious In His Sight by Greg Olsen


Light of the World by Greg Olsen


Out of the Wilderness by Greg Olsen


In the Arms of His Love by Greg Olsen


Forever and Ever by Greg Olsen


Beside Still Waters by Greg Olsen


Halloween Sweetness by Greg Olsen


In His Light by Greg Olsen


Bible Stories by Greg Olsen


Cast Your Nets on the Right Side by Greg Olsen


Be Not Afraid by Greg Olsen


Alpha and Omega by Greg Olsen


I Feel My Savior's Love by Greg Olsen


The Comforter by Greg Olsen


He is Risen by Greg Olsen


Baptism of Christ by Greg Olsen


Forgiven by Greg Olsen


Peace on Earth by Greg Olsen


In the World Not of the World by Greg Olsen


White as Snow by Greg Olsen