15.04.11 by Jeff

Erik Olson

Works by Erik Olson.

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artist painter painting erik olson

artist painter painting erik olson

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Simeon

    the best!

  • Greaat!!

  • These are really cool, I love his technique.

  • Hey, Erik’s my brother! Awesome to see this show up in the morning rss feed! I love how he loads so many shades on his brush, so a single stroke carries a lot of information…

  • I loves these, especially the first one. The texture is unreal!

  • lapetitefaon

    wow, the first and the last are absolutely brilliant

  • miketweedie

    love seeing this guy get the exposure he deserves! nice work!

  • I’m speechless and in awe. Yeah. Wow.

  • seeing photos don’t do the texture justice. Such depth, and on such large pieces.The third one down is like 4×6 foot at least…

  • T2

    MERGE and THE SHACK is really-really awesome projects, i like it!

  • Rain

    These are so awesome. That method is incredible.

  • sepanta

    Masterpiece

  • Jason T Fitch

    i don’t think portrait painting can get more perfect than this

  • very cool work, playful and skilled, well found!

  • yay! Erik!

  • Adriana

    wow i love it!!

  • you’re a genius Erik, these are amazing. The most moving portraiture I’ve seen in my life.

  • anny

    i love his style.

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  • Pamela

    The sculptures are really cool. What an interesting idea. And I love the last painting, I feel like there is so much emotion in the mans face.





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