March 2015

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.

January 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.

"SKY TIDE                48 X 36                      $8900.

July 2014

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.

 Vantage Point   20 x 40

Deep Afternoon    24 x 12

June 2014

"Tumacacori Mission"      40 x 50            SOLD      $7400.

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!

May 2014

Congratulations Rena Patel at Graphic Experience in Lancaster, CA. for selling a giclee' titled "Mojave Garden" 20 x 16.