Glenna Olmsted is a long time resident and real estate broker in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (since 1977). She’s been involved in painting and the arts since she was a young girl. Before moving to Steamboat, she lived in Crested Butte where she shared a shop selling her batik pieces. Over the years, she’s painted in oil, watercolor and acrylic. She has studied with Wayan Karja in Bali, Indonesia as well as Ken Elliot and local teachers including Joan Hoffman and Mary Levingston. She’s fascinated by brilliant colors and incorporates them extensively in her paintings. She paints when traveling around thee world adding diversity to her collection. Since her passion is plein air painting, Glenna’s studio is mostly the great outdoors, however since she lives in the mountains of Colorado with long winters, she ventures out to paint whatever inspires her with her own impressionistic flair. Her work has been on display exclusively in Steamboat at Creekside Cafe, Center For Visual Arts, Harwigs, White Hart Gallery, Sundance Studio, Alpine Bank, The Depot, The Chief Theatre, Tread of Pioneer Museum, Steamboat Art Museum (SAM). She has participated in the Steamboat Art Museum’s Plein Air event for the past two years. She is a long time supporter of the Arts and Steamboat Creates.