Ole Olofson was born in Wisconsin in 1954, to a second generation chiropractor father of Swedish descent and an artistic, adventurous mother with an exotic mix of Dominican and Austrian heritage. She was a big influence and passed on her love of fine art and adventure to Ole. Soon after he was born, the family moved to Sweden where he was raised. From a young age, Ole had always been passionate about drawing and painting. His love of art and his entrepreneurial mind led him to start his own graphic design company in Sweden, at the young age of 19.
At 21, his pioneering spirit led him to Los Angeles, where he started another design company, Crawford and Olofson. As the company grew and became more successful, it became clear to Ole that he had to pursue his painting with no distractions.
At 26, he sold the company and eventually moved back to Sweden, where he dedicated all of this time to painting. Self-taught and forging his own Style, after two years of intense work he had his first shows in Austria Italy followed by shows in Los Angeles and Chicago. At age of thirty two, seeking solitude in nature, he moved to Italy where he was offered an old farmhouse isolated high in the mountains near Lake Como. There he spent three years working and refining his particular technique, which is the Foundation of all of his subsequent work.