Figurative and landscape painter based in London and exhibiting since 1982, Olga Brown works in oil and embraces several genres, including Portaiture, Figurative, Still Life and Landscape.
Among her most prestigious gallery listings we find The Mall Galleries, Cork Street Gallery and the Royal College of Art, but Olga Brown has also exhibited internationally in the USA, Canada and Eastern Europe.
She won the 2009 Chelsea Art Society Agnes Reeve Memorial Award, she has recently turned to figurative work.
Olga Brown’s landscape paintings are impressionistic and colourful, her cityscapes embracing all the noise and chaos of modern life. Using London’s ubiquitous and iconic transportation, Olga adds flashes of black and red to her scenes, which are always full of people and never content to depict architecture alone. Using thick brushstrokes and rich colour manipulation, her paintings of London capture the vivacity of Britain’s capital city in all its guises.
Her figurative works are, instead, contemplative and dreamy. The most recent depict female figures in different situations, blending the influences of the Old Masters and modern photography to create snapshot moments that catch the viewer’s attention with their enigmatic power. Precise and striking, these works contrast bold black backgrounds with textile landscapes in blue and cream, drawing our eye to the nuanced folds of fabric or the beauty of the girls’ movements.