New York-bred Olson is an award winning fine artist whose work has been exhibited and sold nationally and internationally. She recently had a major art exhibit in Manhattan, NYC in March 2011 with The Artist Project-NY. Eileen studied at the Brooklyn Museum of Art as a young adult and most recently at the Corcoran School of Art. She maintains a studio at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. As a full time artist and part-time instructor, Eileen teaches, demos and lectures as a guest of different art-centered assemblies.An abstract expressionist 2D visual artist , Olson employs a wide range of techniques in her abstract aquamedia paintings. Complex layers are built up through different processes and materials that combine traditional methods of oil painting with paint filled sticks, scrubbing, and calligraphy . The result is a canvas rich with layers of aggressive marks and delicate lines. Subtle images of figures and horses emerge from the composition and then recede as they merge with the abstract.Her artistic influences include Max Ernst Franz Kline, Gustav Klimt, Rauschenberg, Brice Marden, Pia Fries, Philip Guston and Wolf Kahn.