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“It has always been my desire to create art that will heal, inspire and ultimately awaken souls to discover their higher selves and oneness with God.” – Greg

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“The Spirit of Christmas”

November 11, 2019

– A Poem by Greg Olsen – By the magical light of a small Christmas candle A little old man tries to carefully handle The small porcelain manger which serves as a bed For the wee Baby Jesus to lay down His head. I love… Read More ›

Gregisode #1 — History of Greg

  A HISTORY OF GREG. . . Growing up in Iona, Idaho       A few of Greg’s High School art projects.. “Prayer for Peace” …one of the infamous paintings scribbled on by Greg’s son, Nate!

But what about me?

April 11, 2015

I received an email from a young man who expressed his discouragement at not being able to find many images of the Savior with teenagers. He noted that he had seen many paintings depicting Christ with loveable little children, but rarely had he found his… Read More ›

Believe in Happy Endings

April 4, 2015

Easter is a wonderful reminder that there are such things as miracles and happy endings. Like the ancient Easter story our own lives are often filled with times of trial, sorrow, heartache and pain. Perhaps nothing in life challenges us so universally as the experiences… Read More ›

What were you created to become?

March 29, 2015

I wonder if the humble little caterpillar ever stops to remind itself that it’s already destined to become one of nature’s most exquisite creations. It is on a transformative course that will see it grow colorful wings, no longer will it be earth bound but the… Read More ›


March 22, 2015

Years ago I used our daughter Kylie as a model for the child sitting on Christ’s lap in this painting. When the painting was finished I hung it in her bedroom near a night light thinking that it might be a comforting image for her… Read More ›

He knows your needs today

March 7, 2015

Perhaps no other being in history has been the subject of more artwork than has Christ. Artistic masters throughout the ages have been drawn to the challenge of portraying themes of inspiration and significance. The life of Christ is an enduring model of humility, compassion,… Read More ›

Messages from Heaven

February 24, 2015

Often there are times in life when we go through difficult periods, times when we feel as though we’re wandering in the wilderness – seeking direction, solace, and answers. And often, during those trying times, if we allow ourselves, it is as though we receive… Read More ›

Let Go and Hold On

February 17, 2015

The fear of losing control of our little world and turning it completely over to a higher, wiser power is some times more than we can bear. Fear is a hard thing to let go of. Releasing others from our expectations of them is even… Read More ›

Forgiveness is Selfish

February 13, 2015

I’m all too familiar with the excuse for not forgiving. I can’t forgive because I’m right and “they” are wrong! It feels like it would be much easier to let go of hard feelings if the other party’s actions were something we could condone. It… Read More ›


November 20, 2014

GREG OLSEN GIVEAWAY WINNERS – To enter the current Greg Olsen Giveaway, visit April 17th –  Congratulations to Nikki Densmore who was randomly selected as the winner of the Greg Olsen Giveaway for a framed 16×20 print of “Consider the Lilies”.  January 30th – (Sorry we forgot to post… Read More ›

Thinking about Summer…

November 12, 2014

My daughter, Kylie, threw this video together of our family’s summer vacation this year. It’s a few months late but I figure with it being a whopping 30 degrees outside, it’s a perfect time to reminisce on warmer weather. Kylie was too busy BEHIND the… Read More ›

Through His Eyes

July 14, 2011

This is a short video clip that was taken from a talk that I recently gave. How much differently would our day and life be if we saw ourself and others as the Savior see’s us. Do you think that we would treat others differently?… Read More ›

Out of the Wilderness Time Lapse

July 11, 2011

Sorry for the delay posting this video. I was having some technical difficulties getting it to load and now I think we have things straightened out. I started this painting a few weeks ago. This six minute video covers the first few hours of painting…. Read More ›

Easel Update: June 30th 2011

June 30, 2011

(Click on the image to see a larger view) Today I have been darkening the image in order to create more contrast. I promise that the video’s and time lapses are coming. Stay tuned!

In His Light

Greg shares an experience he had during the model shoot for “In His Light.” Greg thought that he would get some photos of the Jesus model and then find the right model for the child at another time. When the models wife and son showed… Read More ›

Easel Update: “Out of the Wilderness” – Color Theory

June 27, 2011

Here’s a short video clip from Friday’s painting session.  It’s the first of many to come.  In this video, I talk a little bit about color theory and how I’m implementing it into this new painting. Click Here to view Greg’s Christian artwork.

He Loves Me Too!

June 22, 2011

Greg shares an experience he had with his 2 youngest daughters. He explains the way he resolved this issue and some insights that were gained as a result. To view the image “Forever and Ever” Click Here

Focus on the Feeling

June 20, 2011

Anthony Rose asked, “Have you had any experiences with Jesus which have helped you to paint the way you do?” Click Here to view Christian Art Line

The Process

June 16, 2011

Doreen asked Greg, “Do you use photo’s to paint from and also, do you remember my parents Ken and Carmen Thomas?” Greg also talks about the time it takes to create an image. Click Here to view art

Choosing a Name

June 14, 2011

Anna Douglas asked Greg through Facebook, “When do you name your art pieces? Do you begin with an idea or do you name them upon completion?” Click Here to view art catagories

Why Do I Paint Christ The Way I Do

June 13, 2011

I received a question from Annie Call on Facebook. She asked, “When you get ready to paint pictures of Christ, are you painting from personal revelations of what he looks like? or what you think he would look like? I have noticed your images of… Read More ›

Let Him In

June 10, 2011

Greg shares some of his thoughts on the painting “Let Him In.” He stands at the door and knocks, it’s our decision to let Him in. To see the different print options available for “Let Him In” click here.

Chicken or the Egg?

June 9, 2011

Tina Reeder asked a question via Facebook. Do you create your art work to go with specific sayings or do you find a saying and create the art work to go with the saying?  

Awesome Wonder

June 8, 2011

Take a moment and look at the beauty around you. Our surroundings witness to us that there is a Creator. The following video is an excerpt of a talk that Greg recently gave. Click on Awesome Wonder and Walk With Me to view images.

When Did I Start…

June 7, 2011

Sharalee Christiansen asked Greg via Facebook, how old he was when he started painting? Does anyone else have additional questions or comments? We would love to hear from you!

Children of the World

June 6, 2011

Amber Phipps asked the following question by way of Facebook. In the painting “Children of the World,” did you have models for the children? I ask because the young lady kneeling down with a child on her lap has my face. Maybe I have a… Read More ›

Precious in His Sight

June 3, 2011

This audio was taken from a recent devotional that Greg gave.  He explains some of his thoughts about the image “Precious in His Sight.”  Sometimes we might get down and discouraged, but hopefully not for long. God created us.  Our worth is greater than we… Read More ›

Build Your Painting

May 24, 2011

Welcome to the official Greg Olsen Art Website!  We have been working on improving the web experience for our customers and hope that you enjoy the new “Build Your Painting” feature.  This is a brief video on some key components to the “Build Your Painting”… Read More ›

Little Girls Will Mothers Be

February 11, 2011

Twenty years ago I painted this image entitled, “Little Girls Will Mothers Be” in which our daughter, Heather was the model.  In the painting she is pretending to be a young mother. Last night (twenty years later) Heather and her husband, Kevin took part in… Read More ›

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