Olga Brindar was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and immigrated with her parents to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the age of four. She is a third-generation artist on her fatherís side, finger-painting with oils in her fatherís studio from early childhood.

At fourteen, she attended a magnet arts school with a major in Visual Arts, as well as taking pre-college courses at Carnegie Mellon University. For college, she attended Carnegie Mellon and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the spring of 2009.

Her mediums are primarily 2D, including charcoal, ink, pen, and wash. Most of her work is figurative, with a recent emphasis on monumental or life-size work. She has created murals in private homes and as an employee of the Church Restoration Group in Cranberry Township, PA.

Her influences are: Alfonse Mucha, Albrecht Durer, John Singer Sargent, Salvador Dali, Aubrey Beardsley, Edvard Munch, Edgar Degas, Yoshitaka Amano, Paula Rego, Alice Neel, Jose Clemente Orozco, among others. She can be found often perusing the art section at the public library, eager for new artists to discover. She is constantly on the look-out for small moments in the big picture of life to inspire her next body of work.

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