fantasy wonder delight
Janie Olsen
acrylic paintings












Artwork is sold through galleries. Please feel free to contact Janie Olsen at for gallery representation, detailed information about framed size, price of original paintings, and information on limited edition prints.


Favorite links

Matzke Fine Art & Design

Tsuga Fine Art Gallery

Schack Art Center

Art Passions

BFree Studios

David Whistlecraft photography

Dean Rocky Barrick

Eden Hopkins

Expressive Arts Studio

Index Arts Group

Paula Rey Art

Roxanne Jaross

Arts of Snohomish Gallery

The Saaski Gallery

Statement - Every story tells a picture...My acrylic paintings can be whimsical, mystical at times, or just simply there. Being a continual daydreamer, passionately attracted to fairy tales, nature, romance, the notion of opposites–good, evil, chaos, ugly, beautiful on and on, there is always some sort of story (or hidden meaning) behind each painting in my mind. Sometimes it is difficult to put into words what the meaning of a piece is, but each painting is to speak for itself and have the viewer go away with his or her own thoughts about the piece. What the viewer thinks about my work is more important than the story I may give. Inspiration comes from nature, animals, music, poetry, and stories.

Biography - Janie Olsen, born and raised in Western Washington, currently has her home & studio in Monroe Washington. Having painted all her life she says “it is a spiritual, driving force within myself”.
Realizing art was going to be one of the main the focuses of her life she graduated from The Burnley School of Professional Art (now Seattle Art Insitiute), where she studied design and illustration.

Working as a graphic designer during the day, she paints in the evenings and every other spare moment-making her somewhat of a recluse. Her head is filled with ideas and she is constantly sketching, painting and thinking of her next piece - like the Bob Dylan song says-“Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody, when I paint my masterpiece”.

Janie has work in several private collections, on-going work with Schack Art Center of Everett WA, Matzke Fine Art & Sculpture Park of Camano Island WA, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing of Bothell WA. She also participates in local events throughout the year as listed below.

Current events

Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park
2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island, WA
2345 Blanch Way, Camano Island WA 98282

Schack Art Center Juried Show The show dates are June 19-August 2, 2014-Main Gallery
Opening reception Thursday June 19, 5 to 8 pm
This biennial exhibit of Northwest artists is a well-rounded variety of mediums to produce an eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit.
A Fortune Told-A Secret to Behold is the selected piece

2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA 98201 Main Phone: 425.259.5050

Prints and small paintings available in Schack Shop

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th Street S.W., Lynnwood, Washington 98036
Mid-July through December 2014

More information and Dates for Artist reception to come

577 S. Coast Highway A-1 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949-667-1803

Opening night, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, August 7
Show runs - August 7 - 24, 2014

Eye of Bee will be on Display

August-December 2014 Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA
August 2014-Las Laguna Gallery Birds, Bees-Everything in Between - group show-Laguna Beach, CA
July 2014- Schack Art Center biennial Juried show-Everett, WA
July 2014 Emerald Downs Equine Art Show, Auburn WA
May-June 2014-Spring Cavort Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island, WA
May 2014 - Parklane Gallery annual Miniature show- Kirkland, WA
April 2014-Tsuga Fine Art Gallery-Entirely Equine group show- Bothell WA
Feb-March 2014- 3231 Creatives-”LIDS” group show-Everett, WA
Jan. 2014-Las Laguna Gallery 24 and under-Small works group show-Laguna Beach, CA
January 2014- Schack Art Center-Pets on Parade group show-Everett, WA
Dec.2013-Jan 2014-Tsuga Fine Art Gallery-Miniature Masterpieces and more group show- Bothell WA
Dec. 2013-Las Laguna Gallery Animals and Fairytales group show-Laguna Beach, CA
Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014-Honey I Shrunk the Art! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA
Nov. 2013 White River Valley Museum-Small Works, Big Presents - Auburn WA
Oct 2013- 3231 Creatives- Birds and Bugs group show-Everett, WA
Oct 2013-Jan 2014-Sisters Palate Palette group show-Everett, WA
Sept/Oct 2013- Mt Lake Terrace annual juried show 3rd place minatures
September 2013 Hanson Scott Gallery Icon Show-Seattle WA
September 2013 Wise Designz Charmed Show - Everett WA
September 2013 Mount Lake Terrace 35th Annual Juried Show
August 2013- Anacortes juried show - Environments themed, Anacortes WA
July 2013 Emerald Downs Equine Art Show, Auburn WA 1st Place Acrylic
June 2013-Edmonds Art festival juried show
June 2013 - Schack Art Center - Art of the Garden Group show
June 2013- Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park Auction for the Artists & Gallery
May 2013 - Parklane Gallery annual Miniature show,Kirkland WA-Honorable Mention
May 2013-Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park Perceptional Expressions group show
March/April 2013- Featured Artist at the Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
March 2013 - Gallery North Small works show, Edmonds WA
Jan/Feb 2013- Collective Visions Juried show, Bremerton WA- 3rd place 2-d art
Nov 2011/Jan 2013-Honey I Shrunk the Art! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA
Dec 2012-Jan 2013 - Tsuga (Kaweyn) Gallery - Miniature Masterpieces and More! Bothell,WA
Oct/Nov 2012- The Really Big show! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA
Sept/Oct 2012- Mt Lake Terrace 34th annual juried show 1st place in miniatures
September 2012- Icon Show Hansen/Scott Gallery-Seattle WA
August 2012-Art of Port Townsend juired show- Special Award
July 2012 - Equine Art 2012 3rd Place Acrylic Emerald Downs-Auburn WA
June 2012 - Live Arts Bothell Art Festival Juried show& Miniatures, Honorable Mention Paintings - Bothell WA
June 2012 - Edmonds Art Festival-Main Juried & Miniature Art Show-Edmonds WA
June 2012 - Wise Designz Just for Fun- 1st place, Everett WA
May 2012 - Parklane Gallery annual Miniature show, Kirkland WA
March 2011-2012 - Gallery North Small works show, Edmonds WA
February 2012 - Solo Exhibit Mt. Lake Terrace Library
Dec. 2011-Jan 2012 - Tsuga (Kaweyn) Gallery - Miniature Masterpieces and More! Bothell,WA
Nov. 2011/Jan. 2012- Breasts of The Northwest - Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
Oct/Nov 2011- Honey I Shrunk the Art! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA
Oct/Nov 2011-Embracing Mother Earth Group Show-Gallery by the Bay, Stanwood WA
Oct/Nov 2011- The Show Must Go On! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA
Sept./October 2011 - Arts of the Terrace-Mount Lake Terrace WA
September 2011-Fraker/Scott Gallery - ICON show - Seattle WA
August/Oct 2011- V annivesrary group show - Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
August 2011- PAW-CASSO Group Show-Gallery by the Bay, Stanwood WA
August 2011- Meyers Cafe Group Show
July-August 2011-Schack Art Center, Everett WA-18th juried show
July 2011 - Equine Art 2011 Emerald Downs-Auburn WA
July 2011- Frank & Dunya Gallery solo show
June 2011 - Edmonds Art Festival-Main Juried & Miniature Art Show, 3rd place in miniatures-Edmonds WA
June 2011 - Live Arts Bothell Art Festival Juried show & Miniature, Bothell WA
May 2011 - Parklane Gallery annual Miniature show, Kirkland WA
April 2011 -The Mystical Realm Art Show, Renton WA
April 2011 - Norwescon 34 - Fantasy of the Mind, Sea Tac WA
April 2011-Meyers Cafe-Everett WA
March 2011 - Janet Wold Corner Studio, Spring show - Everett WA
March 2011 - Unclad Art - Stanwood WA
March 2011 - Gallery North Miniature & Small works show- Edmonds WA
Feb 2011-Collective Visions Gallery - 2011 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition
Jan./Feb 2011 -Schack Art Center, Everett WA-Pets onParade
Jan./Feb 2011 - Domestic Animals Show - Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
Dec. 2010-Jan 2011 - Kaweyn Gallery - Miniature Masterpieces and More! Bothell,WA
Dec. 2010-Jan 2011 - Eastside Fine Art Association Gallery at Seattle Design Center