Peter Olsen was born in London, Ontario and since then has lived in Belmont, Mt. Pleasant, Toronto, Dundas, Guelph and Lahr Germany. In his professional life, Peter was Head of the Art Department at the Guelph C.V.I. until his retirement when he moved to Windsor with his wife, Wanda. His primary visual focus centres around floral subject matter and the magic that coloured glazes have in intensifying the realism of his subject matter.