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 fashion career in London.
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 life experiences that portray stories within landscapes, interiors and portraits. She generates visual images that express emotions and moods combining dream-like realism and eerie subject matter which display a mystical/otherworldly sensation.
At present Olwyn is employed in Art Education and pursuing her practice in painting.