Oliver was encouraged from an early age to be creative by his artistic parents and a network of inspirational friends and artists, including: Ken Paine; the late Debra Manifold; Ken Howard; Kimm Stevens and the late Terence Cuneo OBE. He graduated in 1997 with an honours degree from The Surrey Institute of Art and Design, and worked for 6 years as a designer and concept visualiser. Working with a number of agencies, he produced work for amongst others: Coca-Cola and the British Army recruitment campaigns.
After falling ill with a virus in 2003, Oliver was diagnosed with the condition ME/CFS and was unable to work full-time. Painting, however, provided a lifeline in the form of an alternative career path... Oliver works mainly in acrylic and builds his paintings using a combination of loose brush strokes, rag and palette knife. Much of the current work is figurative in nature and is not conceptual, instead concentrating on spontaneous impression.
West Cornwall SunsetOil on panel. Elegant white box frame.Image area:80cm x 60cm£2850
Afternoon SunshineOil on panel. Elegant white box frame.Image area:50cm x 40cm£1275
Clouds over GodrevyOil on panel. Elegant white box frame.Image area:
The Yellow BoatOil on panel. Elegant white box frame.Image area:30cm x 24cm£595
Across the Harbour, St IvesOil on panel. Elegant white box frame.Image area:24cm x 30cm
St Ives Habour Study Oil on panel. Elegant white box frame.Image area:15cm x 24cm
Sunlight, St IvesOil on panel. Elegant box frame.Image area:40cm x 15cm
Stormy SkiesOil on panel. Elegant box frame.Image area:40cm x 30cm
The Lighthouse, Smeatons PierOil on panel. Elegant box frameImage area:12" x 7"
After the StormOil on panel. Elegant white box frame.Image area:60cm x 35cm
Sunset Over PorthminsterOil on panel. Beautifully boxed framed.Image area:20cm x 16cm
St Ives HarbourOil on panel. Elegant box frameImage area:50cm x 40cm
Sparkling SeaOil on panel. Elegant box frameImage area:24cm x 15cm
Towards ZennorOil on panel. Elegant box frameImage area:24cm x 18cm
PorthmeorOil on panel. Beautiful boxed framed.Image area:30cm x 18cm
Smeatons PierOil on panel. Beautiful boxed framed.Image area:35cm x 60cm
Porthmeor SunsetOil on canvas. Elegant box frame.Image area:25cm x 35cm
St Ives HarbourOil on canvas. Elegant box frame.Image area:25cm x 35cm
Marazion SunsetOil on panel. Glazed frame.Image area:25cm x 20cm