Pat Olson is a Door County native and nationally-known artist, author, teacher, designer and business owner. She has been doing art her whole life. In the 1970s she owned a retail art business showing her work and the work of others. At about this time she was commissioned to write a how-to instruction book on how to paint her whimsical art. This turned into a long relationship writing over 100 instruction books and magazine articles. She traveled all over the United States teaching and demonstrating her techniques. This led to signing with an international commercial licensing agency and designing for the gift market which she did for ten years. She also had a long relationship with Better Homes and Gardens working on special publications.
In recent years, Pat’s fine art paintings have been juried into shows at the Hardy Gallery in Ephraim, the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, and the Secura Insurance Show in Appleton (all in Wisconsin).
Pat’s fine art work can be seen frequently at fairs and in Door County galleries. She has a working studio located in the back of the Artist Guild on Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.