Artist Tim Oliver

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Tim Oliver is a Landscape Architect and owner of a design/build landscape firm in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in landscape architecture in 1983 from Texas Tech University.
Tim holds Signature membership in the National Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.  He is an exhibiting member of the American Watercolor Society, American Impressionist Society, Outdoor Painters Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, the GAS Painting Group and the West Texas Watercolor Society. Tim is also an associate member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the, the American Plains Artists and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. 
Tim’s paintings are collected both regionally and nationally and he has won numerous juried exhibition, invitational exhibition and plein air competition awards. He is a founding member and contributor to Urban Sketchers Lubbock and a past instructor and field painter at The Plein Air Convention and Expo.  Tim is active in doing watercolor demos for watercolor societies across West Texas and his work has appeared on the cover of Watercolor Artist Magazine. 
Tim has been fortunate to have studied with Iain Stewart and Joseph Zbukvic and has been influenced by many other living and deceased masters of the medium.
I was first introduced to watercolor in 1981 as a landscape architecture student at Texas Tech University.  I had a friend in the architecture program who mesmerized me with his skill at rendering his illustrations.  At the time, landscape architecture students were not taught watercolor as a rendering medium.  Instead, all of our rendering was done with design markers on blueprint paper.  I fell totally in love with the effects that he was achieving with watercolor.  The transparency, the way the colors moved and blended, the dry-brush technique and the detail that he was able to achieve all came together to entrance me with [...]

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