Planning a 40th birthday for someone special? A client was looking for the perfect gift and a unique way to express his love for his wife on her 40th birthday celebration, so he booked Brian Olsen to paint a surprise custom portrait of her in front of their friends and family. The party took place at the luxurious Sugar Beach Resort, tucked between the stunning Val Di Pitons in St. Lucia. Olsen’s evening surprise performance took place at an intimate sitting area on a garden terrace lit up with tiki torches and candles. There, Olsen painted portraits of Mick Jagger, Muhammad Ali and Arnold Schwarzenegger, finishing with a gorgeous painting of the birthday girl.
Olsen has been performing to packed audiences at Greenville’s Artisphere festival since its inception in 2005. This year the festival had record-breaking attendance with an estimated 100,000 residents and visitors. Olsen performed 13 shows over the course of the three day festival, and his set ranged from Hollywood legends Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra to sports figures Chipper Jones and Bryce Harper to legendary rock and country stars David Bowie and Toby Keith. He truly engaged his audience; both children and adults love coming to watch his performance.
“Brian’s reputation for high energy, passion and creativity during his performance help the festival bring in spectators and buyers from all over the country.”
Kerry M. -Executive Director
On April 30, the grand opening event at New York City’s new JW Marriott Essex House was attended by 450 guests, including celebrities, politicians and members of the Marriott family. The group booked Brian Olsen to entertain guests prior to the performance of popular and iconic singer Jon Bon Jovi. During Olsen’s show, guests moved in close to the stage as he painted a custom portrait of Jon Bon Jovi’s Heart and Dagger logo in less than ten minutes accompanied by music from a live DJ. After the event, the painting was signed by Bon Jovi and later auctioned off at Christies, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Miracle Network Charity.
On March 7, Bentley Motors held a Worldwide Dealership Conference in the UK. On the last day of the conference, a party was held at The Concorde Conference Center in Manchester, England. To commemorate the event, Brian Olsen painted an image of Bentley’s “Flying B” live on stage. Olsen’s painting was auctioned and purchased for over £30,000 with proceeds going towards a local charity. Following the event, prints of Olsen’s painting were given to delegates.
“Feedback from Bentley was great—and the dealer who has the painting is really chuffed with it!”
- Jill I. – UK Event Planner
As One of the leading hospitality and food service technology providers worldwide, Agilysys provides powerful and innovative solutions to major hotels, casinos, cruise lines, sports/entertainment venues and managed foodservice operations. Their solutions offer unparalleled reliability, fuctionality and control over every aspect of business operation including property management, point-of-sale, (POS), dining reservations, inventory and procurement, analytics, self service, document management and much more.
Early February 2013, Brian Olsen performed a one hour segment at Agilysys Insight 2013, the Agilysys Hospitality User Conference. At Insight, their customers attend training courses to better maximize use of their hospitality software products. Agilysys hired Brian because they wanted an inspiring and energetic session to kick-off the conference, and Brian Olsen delivered. “Brian was professional, easy to work with and the audience loved him! The music was energizing, his creativity was genuinely inspiring and Brian’s enthusiasm was contagious. His performance was a great kick-off to our event.”Michael Schubach, CHTP, CHAE,Vice President Product Management, Agilysys, Inc.
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