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Bio  //

Hope Olson is an acrylic painter based in Holland, Michigan. Her art celebrates home, habitat, and the places people cherish. The compositions and colors of her abstracted still life and landscape paintings are inspired by a long-held affection for interior decorating, historic architecture, old country villages, and early 20th century art. Hope particularly borrows from the sensibilities of the Fauvist art movement, which emphasizes strong colors and marks 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 coursework in studio art and marketing. Her paintings are part of various private collections and have been regionally exhibited alongside the work of Eugene Delacroix, Fairfield Porter, Lois Dodd, Robert De Niro Sr., and others.

representation //

Button Gallery
33 Center St. 
Douglas, Michigan

Fuller Art House
5679 Main St.
Sylvania, Ohio


B.S. Interior Design
Minor: Marketing

School of Professional Studies,
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois


2018, Full
Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio

2018, All Art Works / Fall 2018
ArtPrize HUB, Grand Rapids, MI

2018, Within Arm's Reach
Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio

2018, Object
Button Gallery, Douglas, MI

2018, Collectors Show / Spring 2018
ArtPrize HUB, Grand Rapids, MI

2017, ArtPrize 9
Women's City Club, Grand Rapids, MI

2017, Tulip Time Art in Bloom
Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI

2017, New Artist Exhibition
Button Gallery, Douglas, MI

2017, Art Connection
Second Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI

2017, Collectors Show / Spring 2017
ArtPrize HUB, Grand Rapids, MI

2016, ArtPrize 8
Fifth Third Bank, Grand Rapids, MI

2015, Christmas Show
Zeeland Artists Working Gallery, Zeeland, MI

2015, It's All About the Color
Linc Up, Grand Rapids, MI

2015, Pop-up Show
Zeeland Artists Working Gallery, Zeeland, MI

2015, The Wonder of God's Creation
Second Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI


2018, Autumn | Olivet, The Magazine
An Issue of Influence

2018, September 4 | VoyageATL Magazine
Meet Hope Olson

2018, July 17 | Sylvania Advantage
Artist Hope Olson and Vegan Tapas Dinner are Featured at Fuller Art House

2018, July 3 | Toledo City Paper
Hope Olson Exhibit Featured at Fuller Art House

2017, August 8 | Jeremy Gonsior Group
Hope Olson: Artist's Unique Style Attracts Customers Across Midwest

2017, March 29 | H.A.C.K.
Tea and Talk with the Talented Featuring Hope Olson

2017, March/April | Urban St. Magazine
Socially Seen

2017, March 17 | Holland Sentinel
Parishioners share meaningful art

2017, January 14 | Holland Sentinel
Local Artist: Painting allows Olson freedom to enjoy ordinary things

2016, November 18 | The Art Curmudgeon
The Art Curmudgeon's Gift Guide

2016, October 21 | Holland Sentinel
Top 20: Artists make the cut for poster contest

2015, October 28 | Holland Sentinel
Zeeland Artists: New art group is showing their work at Grand Rapids venue