Olga Bauer is a mixed-media artist, currently living and working in Chevy Chase, MD. She was born in Mongolia to Ukrainian parents and she grew up in Belarus. Olga lived in Paris where she studied French language and French Art History and she also lived in Moscow before she moved to Chevy Chase in 2008.
Art has been her passion since early childhood. She has always enjoyed drawing and sketching. Olga started taking oil painting classes about 10 years ago when she moved to the US. She had a great privilege to study with a teacher Doris Haskel, who inspired her a lot. Doris was heavily influenced by R. Diebenkorn, J. Mitchell, Willem de Kooning and other New York school painters as well as by Braque, Matisse and Cezanne.
Olga mostly creates abstract pieces and works on a large scale canvas in oil and acrylic. She also enjoys creating mixed media collages on art board. The foundation of her art works is the intersection between the imagination, visual impression, observation and memory. Olga seeks to capture the essence of experience, the mood, the emotions, and the atmosphere of the places and events that inspire her.