Creating a "grand landscape" such as this new piece is always exciting. This large canvas is now hanging in the Manos Gallery in Tubac, AZ. It was requested by the owner, Mary Helen Watson, to have me paint something "dramatic, colorful and full of light" for her collectors and patrons to experience in her fine art gallery. As this subject matter is my forte, the incredible grandeur of the desert landscape of the Southwest, I dived right into the project - and here it is: "Exaltation."
For six years I have participated in the Mountain Oyster Club Show in Tucson. These images are the entrants for the exhibit, November, 2016. This show is one of the most prestigious western shows in the West with hundreds of images and works of art submitted by some of the top professional artists in the country. I am proud to be part of that group. These canvases are all gallery wraps in acrylic medium.
These are the latest canvases by Pat Lambrecht-Hould and myself, created with a twist on the previous themes as we have produced in the past. "Redemption" utilizes the water reflection element, always a popular subject matter with collectors. "Bounty" is of the high country theme, that really goes for bold, exciting color with lots of surface texture. Both of these canvases are on display at Van Gogh's Ear Gallery in Prescott, AZ.
Doug Oliver will be the Featured Artist in the 2015 "Empire 100" Western Art Show and Sale to be held in Tucson, opening March 29, 2015
The open reception by invitation only, will be held at the Tucson Desert Art Museum. Only 100 images are chosen for this juried event now in its 15th year, from a field of submissions of more than 400 entries from artists throughout the West.
A portion of all sales supports the Empire Ranch Foundation's programs for preservation, interpretation and education. The show will run at the museum through April 19, 2015.
New for 2015 is this 48x36" canvas entitled "Sky Tide" especially prepared for the new May Gallery location on Main Street in Old Town, Scottsdale, AZ. The subject matter is something I know quite well as I have been painting the southwest desert landscape for more than four decades now, and not to mention the complimentary dramatic skies that accompany the scene.