Brian Olsen paints portraits
of famous people including musicians, sports figures,
and top corporate heads on a four and a half by six foot
canvas in just a matter of minutes, using fingertips,
palms, elbows and up to three brushes in each hand.
Art in Action is an explosion:
a colorful display of paint, energy, music and passion
with a purpose.
His creations are choreographed to music that is
powerful and stimulates the senses. Brian Olsen's Art in
Action is described as "an emotional experience" taking
his audience through an amazing journey of excitement,
suspense, cheer, and surprise. His ability to captivate
his audience and share the experience of color, music,
and action is a way to bring people into the world of
art and creativity. It is a new art form that brings
people together to share the explosion of art and stir
up the personal creativity we all have within.
"I have always been passionate about
art and the energy it can release. My passion for
painting, especially the challenge of portraits, grew
from varied roots: photography in Hawaii to landscape
design in college (of all things). But it was Denny Dent
who put it all together for me. He showed me how he used
the SHOW part of the performance to drive home the real
message of personal creativity, and how to let the music
and audience drive the process to the dramatic
conclusion." With Denny's encouragement and guidance,
Brian Olsen launched his own performance career. Brian's
Art in Action is modeled after Denny's, but the
repertoire is more diverse. Brian's recent work of
Sheryl Crow, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kid Rock, and Jimmy
Buffet had audiences "blown away".
There is a simple message in Brian
Olsen's show: Be yourself, be creative, and take
chances. You never know what you might discover. But,
whatever it is, do it with all your heart.
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