My name is Tim Oliver.
I have always drawn and painted ever since I can remember.
When I was at school I always wanted to be an architect but it was not to be. My paintings of architecture are, to me, semi abstract as I like to concentrate on shapes, colours and textures.
I use oil painting techniques in watercolour building up, and sometimes distressing, layers of paint. I start from the deepest background and work towards the top, finished layer. I try to imagine how the building was constructed and paint the building of, and then the ageing of the subject.
More recently I had a few years forced break from painting because I had to look after both my parents in their old age.
I have now resumed where I left off, and all the pictures on this site date from 2009 onwards. I have plenty more, and more in the pipeline!
I have recently relocated to Weston super Mare and it has taken me a few months to get settled in. It's now summer of 2015, and I am catching up on all those as yet unpainted pictures.
In the summer 2015 I suffered a retinal detachment and had to undergo several operations to restore the sight in one eye. Now, in 2016, most of the problems have been resolved; my eyesight is, however, no longer as good as it was and I find I can only paint for shorter periods than before: pictures are taking longer to finish!
Please browse the Galleries to see the various pages arranged by locations and leave a comment.