DOUG OLIVER has been represented by the May Gallery(s) in Scottsdale for nearly three decades, providing dramatic landscape images of the Southwest.
Best known for his dramatic, soaring skies and monsoon-inspired cloudscapes in his paintings, his interpretations of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts are of particular note.
He often travels with his wife Barbara throughout the West for new landscape images to put on canvas. He is also widely known for sweeping mountain vistas and landscapes that are usually vacant of the imprint of man.
He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Chouinard Art Institute (California Institute of the Arts) and a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from the University of Redlands, California. His early career was spent as an art educator in the California school systems teaching in secondary and community college art departments. He committed full-time to studio painting in 1981.
Today he lives on a mountaintop overlooking the Prescott National Forest in Prescott, Arizona where he and his wife built a custom home and studio in 1998. His artwork has been featured in Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines. His artwork has also been published by Leslie Levy Publishing Co., and Winn-Devon Fine Art Publishing, Inc. In recent years, giclee publications have been a new medium for his landscape images and they have been received with critical acclaim by the art community and serious collectors alike.
Southwest beauty as reimagined by the artist – welcome to the world of Doug Oliver.