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.
These new images just completed this month are "monsoon" inspired. "Vantage Point" is suggestive of a wide panoramic view of the southwest desert country. "Deep Afternoon" continues my love of painting blooming yuccas with a colorful desert flora foundation. Now available in my studio collection.
Congratulations to Manos Gallery in Tubac, Arizona for the sale of "Tumacacori" a collaborative piece created by Pat Lambrecht-Hould and myself. This painting, a 40"x 50" gallery wrap, sold for $7,400.00, was initially painted by Pat with her bold, textured, abstract technique and then I painted the mission image over her background, allowing the colors and mixed media texture to shine through. This collaborative canvas was number five in a current inventory of 14 images we've done together in this last year. Mary Helen Watson, the owner of the Gallery, has been an enthusiastic supporter of this creative experimentation for which we are both indeed grateful. Thanks again Manos Gallery!
Congratulations Rena Patel at Graphic Experience in Lancaster, CA. for selling a giclee' titled "Mojave Garden" 20 x 16.
The Antelope Valley Conservancy, an organization located in the Mojave High Desert in Northern Los Angeles County, California, is the recipient of a significant donation of a Doug Oliver canvas in March. Titled "Breathing Space" the large 30" by 48" acrylic on linen canvas depicts the landscape of the Antelope Valley as remembered by Doug when he was growing up in the area, complete with flowering Joshua Trees, desert flora and distant surrounding mountains prominent in that area's landscape. The Conservancy's mission is the acquisition and stewardship of native habitats and watershed resources in the greater Antelope Valley and high desert region. The painting was originally held in the artist's private studio collection, but the Olivers thought this particular artwork should now have a new home were it could be appreciated by a larger audience. The AV Conservancy Board of Directors are thrilled with the acquisition as the image will be used to assist in promoting the goals and objectives of the Conservancy. For more information see: www.avconservancy.org.