|Abandoned by the Tide © Kira Fluer Olshefski|
Kira Fluer Olshefski is a California Central Coast artist, residing in Atascadero. She has dabbled in a variety of media, but has found oil paint to be her media of choice. Kira taught elementary school for many years. Incorporating art into the curriculum was one of the highlights of her teaching career. Often one could find Kira and her students taking walking field trips with drawing pads and pencils in hand. She encouraged her students to create from the heart and connect with their subject. After leaving teaching, Kira wanted to focus on her art. She is happy to be out of the classroom and exploring the Central Coast. Just like her students, she paints from the heart and connects with her subject.