Brown was born in Ukraine and received a masters in art and textiles from the Academy of Fine Art, Lviv, Ukraine in 1982.Since 1997 she has worked and lived in London, winning the Chelsea Art Society Agnes Reeve Award (2009) for the best painting of London.
Her landscape paintings are impressionistic and colourful, her cityscapes embracing all the noise and chaos of modern life. Using London’s ubiquitous and iconic transportation, Olga adds flashes of black and red to her scenes, which are always full of people and never content to depict architecture alone. Using thick brushstrokes and rich colour manipulation, her paintings of London capture the vivacity of Britain’s capital city in all its guises.
Her recent figurative work introduces a new theme in her art, exploring ideas of escapism through elegance and movement. Inspired by both the Old Masters and modern photography, her enigmatic subjects are immersed in the contemplative world of their dreams and desires, caught as if in snapshot in a single atmospheric moment.