Arleen Olson

Arleen graduated from Kean University, NJ with degrees in English and Art.

She has been a professional photographer for most of her life and her work has been exhibited widely. Her photographs have been published in environmental newsletters, college publications, catalogs, newspapers, magazines, brochures and books. A compilation of her photographs is part of the permanent collection of Women Photographers in Humboldt County, 1850-2000, which resides in the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

She is author of Humboldt Wild, a visual journey through Southern, Central and Northern Humboldt along the spectacular Pacific Coast in NW California. The book concludes with a chapter highlighting Humboldt’s numerous renowned local events.

Arleen just published her award winning orchid photographs in her new book: Orchids’ Allure: Intimate Portraits