Essential Workers Portraits
Book contains 100 pastels of essential workers with a forward essay written by Peter Rachleff (Eastside Freedom Library)
Pastels were completed beginning in March 2020 through July 2021.
Carolyn S Olson is a narrative artist working and living in northern Minnesota. She uses gouache, oil or pastel and depicts everyday life stories. Figures are intentionally exaggerated and gestures emotive. She intends her art to inspire us to be better people as we become more aware of ourselves and the world around us.