Meet Caren

Caren Frost Olmsted has been the owner & principal of the Olmsted Mural Group for over 20 years. Her projects are wide & varied, & she loves it that way - large & small scale murals in corporate and educational settings, commission artwork, project management, & art direction. Each day holds the promise of something different- new people, new art, new challenges. Her works have appeared on national television & print media, as well as in numerous galleries, schools, businesses & homes across the country.

Caren holds a degree in Theater Design from Bates College, & a degree in Art Education from Appalachian State University. She also holds a New Jersey State Teaching Certificate. Prior to founding the Olmsted Mural Group, she worked for several years in professional theater as a Set & Lighting Designer, & four years as an Art Educator.

Caren conducts 7-10 collaborative mural residencies through Morris Arts each year. In addition, she founded the ARTsee Open Studio Tour in 2010 and currently serves as “past-President” & Treasurer. Her studio is in Basking Ridge, NJ, where she lives with her husband & two sons (who are her most spectacular creations), & their little black dog.

Tour the Studio

Some people call it “the barn” but it’s where I work on mural designs, commissioned art, furniture, & focus on my passion.

My artist statement

Caren Frost Olmsted (°1974, Morristown, NJ, United States) I believe that we are all born creative beings, artists at heart. As a mural artist, I specialize in collaborative projects and installations that engage the inner artist of the communities that my murals serve...Read More.