James Oleson has taken many art courses in drawing and oil painting through the years, and since 1980 he has focused on designing and making furniture as his art medium. He has made most of the furniture in his home.
In recent years he attended workshops relating to furniture design and making with Rosanne Somerson (Anderson Ranch), Teri Masaschi (Center for Furniture Craftsmanship), Jeff Jewitt (Marc Adams School of Woodworking), Michael Fortune (Anderson Ranch), and Paul Schurch (Marc Adams School of Woodworking).
An image of his mesquite buffet was published by Lark Press in “500 Cabinets”.
Custom furniture design and making has been a very productive and full-time commitment since he retired as a Radiation Oncologist in 2010.
- Chapel hill, NC
- Professional Status