Olwyn Colgan was born in Co.Tyrone, Ireland and is now living in Dublin.
In 2019 she completed a Diploma in Art and Design at NCAD, winning the Bernard Taylor Memorial Award.
She graduated with a degree in Fashion and Design at the University of Ulster Belfast in 1995.
She then pursued a career in London, designing for fashion company Cyberdog.
In 2000 she moved back to Ireland and began to move into a fine art tradition studying Painting, Drawing and Collage Art, bringing into her work illustration skills but also powerful dynamics from her fashion background, culture and her love of astronomy.
Her themes are often drawn from day-to-day life, including landscapes, interiors and portraits in which she generates visual images expressing individual identities through emotions and moods but also combine dream-like realism and eerie subject matter.
Olwyn engages the viewer through her paintings embodying trends and emotions. At present Olwyn is employed in Arts Education and pursuing her practice in painting.