Mad Swirl is proud to once again feature the colorfully disturbing and beautiful works of Madelyn Olson. If the name is familiar maybe it’s because you’ve seen Madelyn’s name from her visual editorial comments right here in this very land of the Mad Gallery. Others might know her as the prolific artist who is dazzling the world with her canvases & books. As for me, I know her as my daughter, my friend, my inspiration. Once again, please indulge me while I brag on my kiddo because that’s what papa’s like me do!

This time around we find a new cast of Madelyn's diverse characters but her signature style is very apparent: swimming glimmering eyes, twisting limbs disjointed and amputated, carrying messages beneath the surface that cannot be denied. Madelyn’s portraits unapologetically express the rawness of a reality that’s on a twisted parallel of our own. What some of these quixotic subjects have to say may not be what you want to hear but you just cannot help yourself from opening your eyes ears.

But don’t take my biased word about Madelyn’s works. After all, I’m her papa and we’ve been known to brag on our kiddos. Go have a peek for yourself and tell me I’m not spot-on with my review of Madelyn Olson’s latest canvases. Go on now, I dare ya… ~ Johnny Olson

Get an eye-full right here!

Resident Artists

brett "ba" ardoin

brett "ba" ardoin

mixed-media
Elvin Armando

Elvin Armando

painting
gerard bendiks

gerard bendiks

photography
Darrell Black

Darrell Black

mixed-media
mike fiorito

mike fiorito

mixed-media
Allen Forrest

Allen Forrest

Painting
alan gann

alan gann

collage
Tony Gentry

Tony Gentry

photography
chuck hatton

chuck hatton

illustration
suza kanon

suza kanon

collage
r. keith

r. keith

mixed-media
Sufia Khatoon

Sufia Khatoon

painting
paula lietz

paula lietz

collage/photography
rosie lindsey

rosie lindsey

photography
Mario Loprete

Mario Loprete

painting & sculpture
Jennifer Lothrigel

Jennifer Lothrigel

photography
julie luke

julie luke

painting
tyler malone

tyler malone

photography
jon marquette

jon marquette

painting
toni martin

toni martin

painting
jack miller

jack miller

painting
alan murphy

alan murphy

collage
toby oggenfuss

toby oggenfuss

photography
johnny olson

johnny olson

painting | illustration
madelyn olson

madelyn olson

painting | illustration
norman olson

norman olson

illustration
Sharron Ott

Sharron Ott

mixed-media
jimmy ovadia

jimmy ovadia

painting
patty paine

patty paine

collage
Fabrice Poussin

Fabrice Poussin

photography
Dan Rodriguez

Dan Rodriguez

photography
David Ross

David Ross

illustration
Aniruddha Sastikar

Aniruddha Sastikar

photography
gm spear

gm spear

painting
Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor

Photography
david j. thompson

david j. thompson

mixed-media
Stephen VanderHaar

Stephen VanderHaar

illustration
Bill Wolak

Bill Wolak

illustration
sheri l. wright

sheri l. wright

photography
adam yeater

adam yeater

painting
william zuback

william zuback

photography