Cher Heller Olson
Cher Heller Olson is a native of north central Kansas and has spent the last several years living near Council Grove in the Flint Hills of Kansas. She received a B.S. in art education from Kansas State University and spent time teaching in Australia. She also taught in the Concordia School District and at Cloud Community College. Her media includes oil, acrylic, and pastel. She is a member of the Missouri Valley Impressionistic Society and Columbian Artists.
“My work could be described as bright and bold with broken color usually implemented with broad strokes of oil paint. Up until this point of life, most of my subject matter has been the landscapes of Kansas. As life stretches me in different ways after a family death, I find recent paintings expanding in subject matter, style, and color. As with playing music, writing poetry, and painting, there is a peacefulness that comes with creating. I try to reflect that in my paintings.”