Olson’s new work is an exploration of Mount Athos, the Holy
Mountain in Greece. Using her imagination to cross the threshold
of a site forbidden to women, Olson’s journey is a quest
influenced by those who spent their lives dedicated to the worship of
the Mother of God. These works have a deep respect for the
tradition of Greek Orthodoxy.
Eileen Olson studied at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and at the Corcoran
School of Art. She is a member of the American Watercolor
Society. She is a member of the Friends of Mt. Athos.