Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Olga Krimon received academic art education in Kazan, Russia. Growing up she was (and still is) largely influenced by Repin, Serov, Brullov, Levitan, Kramskoy, Fechin and other Russian titans. She then discovered Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla and Cecilia Beaux, and to this day she examines the movement, the bold brushstrokes and the value arrangements in their pieces.
She continued to grow and develop her skills later in America, through drawing classes with Glen Orbik and painting classes with Jeremy Lipking. Olga also holds a BA in Art History, and she credits it with providing her the rich visual vocabulary that is instrumental in defining her path as an artist. She later received an MBA, making her well-grounded in the business side of an artistic career.
Olga continues to refine her craft through independent studies and daily practice. Over time, she developed her own style, grounded in fundamental principles of academic realism, sensitivity to subtle value and color transitions, and yet bold energy of movement and expressive brushstrokes. Her works received many prestigious awards and her paintings are collected internationally. She is a Signature member of the Portrait Society of America and the Oil Painters of America.
Olga is represented by Reinert Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, The Whitethorn Gallery in Ireland and The Hancock Gallery in England.