R L Oliver
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  • Cali, Valle del Cauca
  • Colombia

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"Looks like about a meter squared?  I would say that any work over your head, e.g. 2 meters by 1 meter is massive ( hard to transport in the car) but I am sure it looked massive when  you worked on it!"
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"OH Yes! This one is also impressive. Puts one back in the jungle where the colorful creatures grow! Congratulations on being so expressive!"
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"Absolutely beautiful animals! Most impressive!"
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"I wanted to see nature staring back at the observer, back atcha.  This one did that!  Glad to see it was liked!"
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Doing it for love

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

When I started this latest immersion in drawing and painting, I was looking for my old self that enjoyed it deeply and at times could do it hour after hour.  I had lost that for too long, and was more than ready for the fond memories that came to mind in the early 2000s when I was into illustrating words and verses and not much into images in themselves.  So, I took a formal class or two in watercolor, something I had avoided as much as possible before, and discovered happily that I loved…


Tropical Surrealism

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

Since Magical Realism is so big in Colombia, I have decided to do a series of abstracts entitled Tropical Surrealism.  See recent postings on the Blog Section of rloliverartist.com.


Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:00pm 14 Comments

Abstractions are neither easily definable or easily accomplished.  I find that what I call an abstraction, meaning lifted out of the realm of the specific to the realm of the general, is not seen as such by others, instead, they are often called expressive works.  So, I have tried to continuing branching out with my paintings and drawings to test the limits of what is generally…


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At 8:43am on April 4, 2019, Martin Watkins said…

Thanks RL

At 2:19pm on March 28, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Yes but the picture is so complex for young people today with the advancement of technology it's 24 hour pressure. I have 2 daughters and I teach them to ignore the crap that they see on Instagram, snapchat etc. - luckily for me they feel able to talk to me about things and we can unpick any incidents online or at school etc. I wouldn't want to be their age again with all that going on. Thank god for art and music !!!!!! 

At 1:51pm on March 25, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Hi, Yes I was really influenced by their education system where outdoor learning is a large part of their ethos for young people. I did see the other side too - there is a high suicide rate and alcohol problem but it is a harsh climate and they tend to internalise a lot of their personal problems. I think they are miles ahead on issues like anti-bullying and climate change etc. I am sure I will enjoy my trip as it will be spring and the snow will have melted! Have a nice day!


At 1:18pm on March 24, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Hi RL,

No I haven't watched it but I will because I actually used to live in Helsinki funnily enough - so will watch for the scenery alone. I am going back to Finland for a party in a couple of months time so I will be sure to catch it before I go! Thanks for all the comments on my facebook page too! 


At 2:49pm on March 23, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Hi RL,

Thanks for your message. I don't enter competitions but I do sometimes exhibit and sell cards of my work. I gave a canvas painting to a charity yesterday to auction off - not sure how it went but it's all I can offer.

I have quite a lot of work on but also try and fit in some art work as well. Your website is fantastic. 

I haven't got a website but I do have facebook and Instagram.


Keep up the good work!

At 5:56pm on March 1, 2019, dee harris said…


At 11:05pm on February 17, 2019, Marilyn G said…

I do appreciate you looking at my paintings RL and thank you for the comments.

At 8:41am on February 15, 2019, Martin Watkins said…

Thankyou RL Really appreciated.

At 11:38am on January 19, 2019, Harry13 said…

I know what you  mean R L and I'M 78 (;-)   H

At 10:45am on January 18, 2019, Harry13 said…

No R L I've never tried it    H



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