Eric Olsen of Charlotte attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, the Art Institute of Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, and East Carolina University where he completed his Master of Fine Arts.

Eric’s work consists of various portrait works in either oil or pastel.  He is interested in the human form through an abstracted interpretation of gestural drawings and bold color. The "looseness" of his technique de-emphasizes detail and focuses on form and movement.

Eric’s works are found in many public collections and he was selected for many exhibitions as well as holds many honors and awards.