Born in Dalarna, central Sweden, Ulla has lived in Goteborg since 1974. She trained at Domen Art School in Goteborg 1976-81, 1983-85.
Well-known and respected in her homeland, she was a founder member of the Nordic Watercolour Society, in 1989, having earlier studied under the painters Jan Bringevik, Norman Richter, and Arne Isacsson. She is also a member of the Artists National Organisation, KRO, KC Väst, Swedish Designers and Swedish Illustrator Association.
Ulla is also a much collected glass sculptor, and designed the medals for the 2006 European Athletics Championships.
Svenska Dagbladet:”Ulla Ohlson has continued to develop her abstract imagery. If possible, she has become even more forceful in her expressions and darker, or rather harder, in her blue colour, which actually brings out the intensive light more than ever.”