Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hi Y'all - Happy Holidays
Well Greg has been very busy this past month. For a couple of weeks in November he was touring the Mediterranean region; including a re-visit to the Holy Land. He said that he took lots of pictures and got a few ideas for future paintings. Currently Greg is going to a signing event in Poway, CA at the Costco there. Then back to Utah in the Sandy Costco's for signing up to almost Christmas. He has been to busy to get much if any painting done, but I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Events and Schedules

Hey Y'all,
I wanted to remind you that if you are in the following areas you can stop in and say "Hi" to Greg. He will be at the Poway, CA Costco for a road show and signing Dec. 3-5 & 11-12 during store hours. Then, he'll be in Sandy, UT at the Costco there. I haven't seen an official schedule but he should be there from Dec. 15-23 during store hours (except for Sunday). All of his new images will be available and so will his new 'Digital Art' DVD. It is really cool! There were images that I hadn't seen before.

For those who partake and celebrate Thanksgiving - Enjoy and be safe. Greg took a trip to the Holy Land a few weeks ago; I'll try to get some stories and info.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Little More Progress

Hi Y'all,
I don't have a laptop so when I get to motels with no public computers available it is a drag. At the last road show and signing event Greg strived to work a little on his "Apprentice" painting in-between visiting and signing. The detail work makes it look like not much is getting accomplished but it is still fascinating to watch.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Hi Y'all,
Great News! Greg Olsen Art will be coming out with a DVD of Greg's Work. This DVD will have slide show features of the various Greg Olsen themes such as; Inspirational, Western, Childhood & International. Each of these are put to a piano music back ground. Then it will have some sort of "wall art" feature so that you can just some or all of Greg's 120 painting images on your TV screen. The pictures will rotate every 4-5 minutes turing your TV into another source of beautiful art. Sounds cool. I can't wait to see how it works. Supposedly it should be available in the next few weeks. I'll try to get a preview.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Spirit of Christmas

Hi Y'all,
You will be some of the first to read Greg's new poem that goes with his painting - The Spirit of Christmas.

The Spirit of Christmas
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.

In wonder he brings the manger up to his view,
Smiles at the baby and whispers, “I love you!

I love you for bringing this season of joy,
I love you for growing to a man from a boy;

For being our light and leading the way,
For being the spirit which makes Christmas Day!

You’ve been my mentor, my model, my hero and guide,
Please continue to help me and stay by my side.

I’ve tried to follow your teachings and give as you gave,
Reminding all to be kind and that it’s wise to behave.

Help me to serve others and bring them your light,
Especially the children, please bless them tonight!

Some have so very little, scarce food for their table,
You know how it feels - you were born in a stable!

Bless all their mothers and fathers with a knowledge that’s sure,
The best gift they can give is their love, strong and pure.

That’s the Spirit of Christmas when all’s said and done,
God’s gift of love, that came as His Son!”

Then back to His mother the child is returned
The Nativity glows as the candle is burned.

In a wink the little old man slips quietly away
Some say he goes up the chimney and climbs in a sleigh.

Whatever the case, His mission is clear -
Give unto others, bringing love and good cheer.

He flies into the night and bids us adieu
Doing for others what Jesus would do!

Greg Olsen - 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Repair Man

Hi Y'all,
At the last road show there was a lady who was bringing in a figurine of one of Greg's painting to get signed by him and it apparently got broken, so she glued it back together for him to sign anyway. Not only did he sign it for her but he touched it up for her - like new (or better). Now she has a "one of a kind"

Friday, October 23, 2009

Greg Olsen on Face Book

Hi Y'all,
For those of you on "Face Book" you may want to look Greg's Fan Page up. Greg share pics and thoughts daily. For those of you in the Utah area, Greg will be signing and personalizing art at a Costco Road Show in Orem Utah. The Rd. Show will be there November 5 - 14, but Greg will only be there Nov. 5,6,7.
Here is the link address to Face Book: http://www.facebook.com/gregolsenfan