Jonny Olsen Artist and Photographer

        Jonny Olsen is a Canadian artist and photographer who strives to embody colour and movement in all his paintings and photgraphs. He calls this style 'decorative movemetism'. Within this style Jonny uses many themes such as cityscapes, abstract, landscapes and realism. Jonny's unique art first became known when he had an ongoing exhibit at a little bar in downtown Ottawa called the Elbow Room, but he eventually became even more known when his murals starting popping up in varous downtown Ottawa locations.
        While Jonny has his degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, he spent every elective in the Fine Arts building learning how to perfect his painting talent. Jonny lives in Ottawa and performs with his well known group Junkyard Symphony, but when he is not performing, he is painting or undertaking an artistic project of some sort. Jonny's favourite subject to paint is cityscapes, but he loves many styles and is available for comissoned work so have a look through the site and enjoy!

CITYSCAPES

Sandeman by Jonny Olsen
Sandeman by Jonny Olsen
Jonny's favourite subject to paint is images of the city.

Grassy Stream by Jonny Olsen
Grassy Stream by Jonny Olsen
He especially loves to give his buildings a bendy design.

ABSTRACT

Eye Of The Storm by Jonny Olsen
Eye Of The Storm by Jonny Olsen
Jonny's second favourite style is abstract, influenced by artists such as Picasso.

Dancing Bird (Super Chicken) by Jonny Olsen
Dancing Bird (Super Chicken) by Jonny Olsen
Bright vibrant colours are a staple in Jonny's painting style.

LANDSCAPES

Cottage by Jonny Olsen
Cottage by Jonny Olsen
Jonny is also a big fan of the outdoors.

Snow Night by Jonny Olsen
Snow Night by Jonny Olsen
He especially loves trees and vibrant skies.

PEOPLE

Gnarly Marley by Jonny Olsen
Gnarly Marley by Jonny Olsen
However, paintings of people can be interesting too. Jonny's most common medium for his artwork is acrylic paint. But he uses other mediums such as pastels and colour pencils.

DECORATIVE

Great Bird Of Paradise by Jonny Olsen
Great Bird Of Paradise by Jonny Olsen
As well as being colourful, many of his artworks are vibrant and imaginative. And while most of his artworks focus on the above subjects, the sky is the limit as to what an artist can choose to present. So one might call this category 'Miscellaneous'. But one thing that all the sugjects in his artworks have in common is that they are very decorative. Therefore, on this website, any artwork that is not a cityscaspe, a landscape, an abstract or a person, will be categorized as 'Decorative'.

PHOPPART

'Sunset Otis' by Jonny Olsen
'Sunset Otis' by Jonny Olsen
A new style Jonny is trying is PhoppArt which stands for Photoshopped Art. With the ability to correct mistakes, smouth out curves and lines, accentuate colours and brighten the contrast, PhoppArt really pops!

PHOTOGRAPHY

'Maison des Feuilles' by Jonny Olsen
'Maison des Feuilles' by Jonny Olsen
Lastly, Jonny does photography.
Just as his paintings are vibrantly colourful, so are his pictures.

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Contact Info

         Jonny Olsen lives in Ottawa, Canada. His primary job is variety performer for an eco/entertainment company called Junkyard Symphony, but he is also available for comissioned paintings. Jonny wants to make sure you get in contact with him, and as cyberspace is not 100% reliable, please send an email to both theses addresses and a text to let him know to expect your email:

jonny@jonnyolsen.com
junkyardjonny@junkyardsymphony.com
You can text or call him at:
(613)-298-5865


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