Inspired by the mountains in all seasons, Louise Olinger has explored the peaks and valleys and backcountry for decades. Motivated to capture the raw beauty of her mountain home, Louise's watercolour paintings are characterized by her powerful style and use of vibrant colours. Although several artists have inspired and influenced her painting, there is no one more so than Edmonton artist Gregg Johnson. Gregg challenged and encouraged her through his workshops, providing the impetus for her to develop as an artist. His workshops over the past 15 years have been a source of creativity, growth and pleasure.