Olga Bauer

“I was born in Mongolia to Ukrainian parents and I grew up in Belarus. I lived in Paris where I studied French language and French Art History and I also lived in Moscow before I moved to Washington, D.C. in 2008. I had a great privilege to study with a teacher Doris Haskel. Doris was heavily influenced by Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning and other New York school painters as well as by Braque, Matisse and Cezanne. My favorite painters are Picasso and Matisse.

I am a member of Women’s Caucus for Art, Yellow Barn, Montgomery Art Association and also an exhibiting artist at the Art League Gallery in Torpedo Factory. My works were exhibited at various group shows in Maryland, DC and New York. I had a solo art exhibition “Journey of Color”.

I mostly create abstract pieces and work on a large-scale canvas in oil and mixed media. I do collages, portraits and figure paintings as well. A lot of things inspire me really, mostly nature and people. The foundation of my art works is the intersection between the imagination, visual impression, observation and memory. I seek to capture the essence of experience, the mood, the emotions, and the atmosphere of the places that inspire me.”