Painting: the real deal is in the studio!

I am in the studio.  I go to an entirely different place in my head when I ‘m here.  Thankful for the 70 degree weather, the dry air, the strong coffee and the mountains.  Lately I’ve received a lot of great  feedback from dealers, lots of maybes, maybe, maybe…the world seems to be coming out …

Up and Coming shows

Up and coming this year – Look for  my work at UCF,  University of Central Florida.   Recently at UCF to speak about his work as one of the progenitors of  American Pop Art,  was James Rosenquist,  http://www.cah.ucf.edu/events.php?id=1283  with whom I worked briefly during my early years printing in New York.  Dates of my show, …

Clemens Weiss – Discusses the business of Art at the Red Line

Clemens Weiss, who has been in Denver for the past two months  as a visiting artist, spoke a few nights ago to a small group mostly composed of local artists-in-residence in a related program at RedLine . I showed up early and chatted with him for a few minutes before he went to look at …

Reflections on New Mexico

If you’ve ever walked the narrow roads of Sante Fe, you’d almost get a visceral sense of the different shoes that have traveled there over the centuries because little has changed in the architecture and the land.  However, your attention to the dusty, narrow sidewalks and scrub pine peeking through fences would soon wander as …

RISD colleague Nicole Eisenman at the DAM

Today I went downtown to see and support an old RISD colleague, Nicole Eisenman, as she spoke about her work at the Denver Art Museum.  For me it was somewhat of a time traveling experience.  I felt as if  I were sitting in a crit room, only this time, instead of listening to her speak …

New Painting Blog!

After several suggestions to start a blog, I brow beat my webmaster to help create this and the link from my website to it.  I will be sharing news in the following categories: updates to my website, petteeolsen.com (Site Updates), up and coming shows (In The News), as well as excerpts from life about life …